Stephanie Adams

Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

UPDATE: (Aug. 11, 2016) – The Houston Zoo’s baby sea lion has a name! The six-week-old female California sea lion has been named TJ by two of the zoo’s donors. Joe and Cathy Cleary won the honor of naming the pup at the zoo’s annual fundraising gala in April--Zoo Ball.

Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

This spring, three tiny green bush vipers were born on March 26. Like most pit vipers, the neonates were born live instead of hatched from eggs like many other types of snakes. Originally a part of a group of six, only three have survived and have doubled in weight since their birth. They are expected to grow to be between 18 and 24 inches long. Despite their name, green bush vipers vary in color, mostly shades of green, but can also be bright yellow or grey.