This May 24 2019 photo shows Houston mayor Sylves

first_img This May 24, 2019 photo shows Houston mayor Sylvester Turner, center, along with St. Francis of Assissi School students pouring freshwater amphipods into the water at the newly opened Houston Zoo’s new Texas Wetlands exhibit in Houston. The $20 million Texas complex, which opened in late May, is the first of four exhibits being built before the zoo’s 100th anniversary in 2022. (Godofredo A Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP) Houston Zoo’s Wetlands Exhibit to feature whooping cranes by The Associated Press Posted Jun 9, 2019 10:13 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HOUSTON — The Houston Zoo’s new Texas Wetlands Exhibit showcases some whooping cranes that were relocated from Maryland after their federally funded habitat closed last year.The Houston Chronicle reports that the $20 million Texas complex, which opened in late May, is the first of four exhibits being built to mark the zoo’s 100th anniversary in 2022.The cranes are among three species featured in the exhibit. The other two are American alligators and bald eagles and all three are native to Texas. At one time, all were nearing extinction.Zoo CEO Lee Ehmke says that the goal is to make the new exhibit engaging and genuine, for both visitors and animals.Whooping cranes have been listed as endangered since 1967.___Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more