Houston has many amazing attractions. The Houston Zoo is a 55-acre zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston, Texas. Housing over 6,000 animals belonging to over 900 species, the zoo receives 1.6 million visitors each year and is the seventh most visited zoo in the nation. The newest project is the African Forest, a $100 million project that took years to complete; the first phase was completed in December 2010. The African Forest vividly recreates an awe-inspiring wilderness habitat featuring chimpanzees, rhinos, and giraffes in an environment reminiscent of the forest landscape of western equatorial Africa.
Located: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030.
Ph: 713.533.6500. www.houstonzoo.org
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