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Longhorn Organics partners with Houston Zoo on Galapagos expansion

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Longhorn Organics, a creator of high-quality filtration systems, is working with Houston Zoo in Texas on its new Galapagos expansion.

Longhorn Organics has announced that it has partnered with Houston Zoo to provide its above and below ground HDPE pipe and equipment installation expertise for the zoo’s Galapagos expansion. The new exhibits will include a main aquarium with animals from the South Pacific, as well as sea lion and ray habitats.

The expansion will be supplied with extensive above and below ground HDPE piping by Longhorn Organics.

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Immersive habitats

“We aim to redefine what a zoo can be with beautiful and immersive habitats, compelling guest experiences, and an unyielding commitment to saving wildlife,” says Lee Ehmke, Houston Zoo president and CEO. “I invite you to join me on this thrilling journey to build the world-class zoo Houston deserves. Together, we will keep our world wild.”

“The Longhorn Organics team is excited to be involved with the Galapagos expansion and to partner with a great institution like the Houston Zoo in furthering their educational and conservation message,” adds Mike Schulte, Longhorn Organics CEO.

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The new Galapagos expansion will showcase Houston Zoo’s goal of providing a great educational and fun guest experience with a strong conservation message. It is part of a larger 20-year transformation master plan for the zoo, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2022.

This unique new exhibit will be home to sea lions, sharks, giant tortoises and more. It will immerse guests in the unique ecosystem of the Galapagos, highlighting the need for conservation action as well as showing the zoo’s ongoing field work with giant tortoises, birds, and marine animals.

Longhorn Organics is also working with Fort Worth Zoo on its $100-million ‘A Wilder Vision’ capital campaign, which will include new exhibit spaces, renovated habitats and more.

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