Back To All
Isabel Admiring the Birds
Isabel Martinez
Zoo Guest
40 Years at the zoo

I have been going to the zoo since I was a little girl. I clearly remember walking around holding my dad’s hand and looking at the birds when I was about 3 or 4. He was always pointing out new things to me and we took our time learning new facts about what we were observing. My family would pack up our lunch and make a day of it. My parents were young and immigrants. They couldn’t provide my siblings and I much at the time so I hold these moments dearly.
This connection to animals has followed me my entire life and I now enjoy taking my kids to the zoo. My oldest loves finding things to bring to the swap shop, she could talk about bones, teeth and shells forever and the employees are always so patient and kind. I recently took my baby and she was so excited by all the fish, the seals and elephants. I can’t wait to keep those core memories coming in the future.

Participant and Photo Release

Prior to submitting any idea or suggestion to the Houston Zoo, please read this disclaimer carefully. 

Anything you disclose or offer through the Houston Zoo email or websites, including but not limited to emails, voicemails, or postings on our websites or anything anyone may disclose or offer through the Houston Zoo social media platforms, including but not limited to, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube (collectively the, “Communications”), shall be deemed to be and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of the Houston Zoo. 

If anyone sends anything to the Houston Zoo or platforms such Communications, you are providing it to the Houston Zoo on a NON-CONFIDENTIAL BASIS, and the Houston Zoo will not have any obligation to keep such information secret, to refrain from using such information, or to compensate you for the receipt or use of such Communications. The Houston Zoo are free to use such Communications for any purpose whatsoever. 

Therefore, you hereby release the Houston Zoo from any liability under any legal theory in connection with the use, modification, sale, or disclosure of any Communications. 

By sending, uploading, or otherwise providing any communications, you are granting to the Houston Zoo to the extent you retain any rights, the unlimited, perpetual right to reuse, redistribute, modify, and create derivative works from such communications for any purpose and in any media without compensation, and you warrant that all rights in such communications have been waived.