Sunday, March 22, 2009

Zoo News Sunday: The Houston Zoo

Ready for today’s zoo adventure? Zebee here and today we’re traveling to the Houston Zoo.
Their mission is to provide a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. I think this is a really good mission, don’t you? Okay, onto the rest of the site.

First off, they have a really cool home page the graphics get you excited to click and go deeper into the zoo. They have a revolving picture with links to take you to things that are happening at the zoo. The day I visited here are some of the things they were highlighting:

Meet Miles, the New Baby Giraffe - Here you can click to see photos of Miles, learn how he’s doing and watch a few videos of him.

Summer Camp Zoofari - Want to go to a really cool summer camp at the zoo? Send your parents to this link then and have a great summer!

Nest on down is a block titled “Zoo Daily News”. Here they give you a short blurb and link to read the whole article about what ever you need to know about zoo news. Things like if they are working in an area, any new areas that are under construction, etc. This is also where you can subscribe to their newsletter.

Want to know what’s coming up in the future? Check out the Events calendar. When you get there, you can choose your month to view. You also can read any press releases and articles from past newsletters.

They have podcast links, featured videos, meet the keeper talks link (they have over a dozen different keeper talks a day!) and a link to animal news featuring all new babies! This is my favorite. I love looking at baby pictures.

Well, I think you have a pretty good idea of what goes on at the Houston Zoo. Have fun exploring the web site. I’ll see you Tuesday with more fun from the ‘V Zoo’.

posted by Zebee aka Joy Delgado
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