Big News Announced For The Houston Zoo!

April 6, 2018

They teased a BIG announcment for us yesterday morning, and the Houston Zoo followed through! They are celebrating their Centennial Anniversary (that's 100 years!) with new additions to the park! They confirmed they've also got a new logo. 

Here are the new addtions and years we can expect to see them:

Heart of the Zoo – 2018 – 2019

Pantanal: Trail of the Jaguar – 2020

Ancient Relatives Phase I – 2021

Galapagos Islands, North Entry, and Reflections – 2022

Here is what the blog says on their website:

"In 2022, the Houston Zoo will celebrate its 100th anniversary by completing the most dramatic transformation in its history. Today, the zoo launched its $150 million centennial fundraising campaign and unveiled plans for several new multi-species habitats during an event at the zoo’s historic Reflection Pool. During the momentous occasion, Houston Zoo president and CEO Lee Ehmke, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Houston Zoo campaign co-chairs Cullen Geiselman and Joe Cleary shared the zoo’s vision for the next five years, revealed a new visual identity, and announced significant campaign successes. One such success includes a $50 million gift from the John P. McGovern Foundation, the largest gift in the zoo’s history. In total, more than $102 million has been secured for the campaign through individual, foundation, and corporate contributions and the zoo’s own cash flows.

In order to fully connect communities with wildlife to inspire action to save animals in the wild the zoo embarked on a strategic planning process in 2016 that identified eight strategic priorities to guide the future, and the mission, of the Houston Zoo.  One of the priorities recognized that a new zoo required a new logo. The new visual identity for the Houston Zoo was created by local branding agency Principle and symbolizes the connection people share with the world around them, reflects the Houston Zoo’s commitment to saving animals in the wild, and will represent the zoo in Houston and around the world."