Giving The Gift Of Grub

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From chimpanzees to zebras, the Houston Zoo is home to 6,000 animals and provides educational tours and experiences for all ages. Some fun facts from the Houston Zoo:

  • 18,000,000 crickets are used every year to feed frogs, chameleons, geckos and other animals.
  • 80,000 heads of lettuce are used to feed various animals including giraffes that eat as much as 140 pounds in a weekend!
  • 10,660 bales of hay are consumed by animals like elephants that eat about 15 bales a day!

That’s a lot of mouths to feed and the zoo needs your help.

Here at TXU Energy, we’re a proud supporter of the Houston Zoo. Recently we partnered with the zoo in the presentation of  the Gift of Grub – a campaign to raise funds for the animals’ 2012 meals. For donations made through our Gift Of Grub campaign, TXU Energy provides matching funds – dollar-for-dollar – up to a total limit of $25,000. But hurry, this fundraising event only runs until the end of this year! Visit the Houston Zoo’s Web site and give the Gift of Grub – donate now through the Houston Zoo or through TXU Energy Local Impact.

Have you been to the Houston Zoo? What’s your favorite exhibit at the zoo?