Young professionals from the Houston area are “flocking” to the Houston Zoo for some truly wild events. Flock, the Houston Zoo’s Young Supporters, is a group for young professionals who have a passion for wildlife, wild places, and the growth of the Zoo. Each year Flock hosts three cocktail events where guests have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other young professionals, come face to face with some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors, and learn more about the Zoo’s conservation and education initiatives.
On February 11, Flock kicked off the season with their Beastly Brunch. Despite some rain the day before, the day proved to be beautiful at the Zoo’s Masihara Pavilion. Guests enjoyed a Mexican brunch, mimosas, Bloody Marys, and beer generously donated by St. Arnold Brewing Company. Special thanks to event sponsors Momentum Audi, St. Arnold, Sodexo, and Yelp for their continued support of Flock.
Some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors, including a great horned owl, attended the Beastly Brunch which allowed event goers to meet and interact with animals. Four very lucky guests from the Beastly Brunch won a chance to assist the Zoo’s Carnivore Staff with a special lion feeding demonstration. During this unforgettable Zoo experience, the winners were invited to join the Carnivore staff at the Lion Training Window and squirt goat’s milk directly into our lions’ mouths.
For an annual donation of $150, Flock members receive exclusive benefits including free admission to all Flock events, free or discounted admission to over 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide, a 10% discount off purchases in the Houston Zoo’s Gift Shop, a discounted ticket to Feast with the Beasts (the Zoo’s annual culinary event), and much more. To see a complete list of benefits, please visit Flock’s webpage.
Don’t miss out on Flock’s next event on Thursday, May 3. Flock members will have the exclusive opportunity to view the Zoo’s traveling DINOSAURS! exhibit before it opens to the general public. For up to the minute information on Flock, follow us on Facebook.