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The seventh most visited zoo in the U.S.
Spreading over 55 acre of green, the Houston Zoo is home to over 6,000 animals belonging to over 900 species. The history of the zoo can be traced to 1900, when Sam Houston Park was home to the city’s first zoo, that featured rabbits, raccoons, eagles, black bear, prairie dogs, and alligators.
Today, the Houston Zoo is one of the finest in the world, home to many endangered species. There are many sections to visit, including the popular John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo with hands on activities for children, the Reptile and Amphibian Building that includes one of only fourteen leucistic American alligator exhibits in the world; and the Herbert A. & Elizabeth N. Kipp Memorial Aquarium housing over 1000 fish.
1513 North MacGregor, Houston
Phone: +1 713 5336500
Open Hours: Daily 9 a.m.* – 7 p.m., Closed on Christmas Day.
Price: Cost money