Jolie Laide

Meet Gus, Houston Zoo's Newest Baby

You'll be surprised how cute a baby warthog can be.

06/30/2017 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

Dog Shows Offer a Chance to Rescue Pure-Bred Pups, Not Just Admire Them

The 40th annual Houston World Series of Dog Shows allows potential pup owners to get to know the breeds before adopting.

06/22/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Cat-feine

First Bite: El Gato Cat Café and Cat Cottage

Unlimited coffee, scary movie nights, and other compelling reasons to visit the city's first cat café.

06/12/2017 By Cara Maines

Ice House

How to Tick Off Texas Readers: Accidentally Confuse a Coral Snake for a Milk Snake

An egregious error and its aftermath

04/10/2017 By Scott Vogel

News

The Houston Zoo Is the Second Most-Visited Zoo in the Nation, All Thanks to You

Just 15 years ago, the Zoo was chronically underfunded — but that was before a public-private partnership changed everything.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bacon Love

Ritual Has Two Meaty Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Whether your definition of romance is red-hued victuals or kissing a mini pig, the Heights restaurant has your back.

02/10/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

All the cuteness

Houston Hosts a Puppy Bowl of Its Very Own

Just what your Friday needs: pictures of puppies chasing a football.

02/03/2017 By Amber Tong

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Where the Wild Things Are in Buffalo Bayou Park

There’s more to Buffalo Bayou than bats. Alisa Kline, the park’s Texas Master Naturalist, clues us in on some surprising species to watch for.

01/23/2017 By Jeff Balke

Slideshow

Barkitecture Houston

Barkitecture Houston raises funds for Pup Squad Animal Rescue.

10/21/2016 With Kacy Stephenson

Get Out

Finally Form Your Own Wolfpack This Weekend

The St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary is hosting its 11th annual open house Saturday.

09/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Long Goodbye

Meet One of Houston Zoo’s Oldest Residents: Succotash the Sloth

The so-called “Grumpy Cat of wild animals” is a bit of a mystery.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt

Bayougraphy

Meet Houston's Real-Deal Snake Charmer: Clint "The Snake Man" Pustejovsky

Meet the man who’s taught one million people to revere, not fear, the snake.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Dept. of Bad PR

How Can Anyone Hate a Possum? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Defending the good name of Houston’s most misunderstood marsupial

06/20/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

LOL Café

Houston's First Cat Café Is Coming Soon

The owner is partnering with the Houston Humane Society to place kitties in need.

06/14/2016 By Alice Levitt

One Life at a Time

Inside Houston's First Animal Blood Bank

The hospital keeps blood, plasma and red blood cells in stock to aid animals suffering from trauma, anemia, heatstroke and rat-bait poisoning.

04/28/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Cute Overload

Kidding Around at Blue Heron Farm

Celebrate Easter with baby goats and cheese.

03/21/2016 By Jenna K. White

Bayougraphy

Hanging with the Primates: A Zookeeper’s Perspective

After 11 years, Houston finally has a great ape exhibit.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

The Case Against Squishing

HMNS entomologist Nancy Grieg wouldn’t hurt a fly.

09/30/2013 By Catherine Matusow