• ARE YOU READY?

    Time to find out what you, our adoring fans, picked as the name for our new baby girl! CLICK HERE!
  • WE NEED YOUR VOTE!

    You've seen our award-winning Giants of the Savanna habitat on Animal Planet, and soon Katie's baby will call it home. It has been nominated for "Best Zoo Exhibit" by USA TODAY 10Best. We need YOU! VOTE DAILY on all your devices until April 27.
  • THEY'RE HERE!

    Dallas Zoo's new Giants of the Jurassic exhibit is now open. It features more than 25 dinosaurs, a special DinoSOAR wildlife show, the theater experience of Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live, and more. Free with Zoo admission.
  • SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    Ready for an adventure? Join the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park for WILD ADVENTURES this summer! Become a paleontologist, mad scientist, or even a zookeeper.
  • ZOO AFTER DARK

    Come spend a night under the stars with some of your favorite animals! Registration is now open for family and group campout programs.
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MEET “KIPENZI”! Swahili word for ‘loved one’ wins by a neck

After seven days and more than 50,000 votes, the world has spoken: Katie’s famous calf is named “Kipenzi,” meaning “loved one” in Swahili.


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Dallas Zoo opens voting for viral star giraffe calf’s name

The millions of people worldwide who’ve fallen in love with our new Animal Planet viral giraffe calf, can now vote on the new baby’s name: Adia, Kanzi, or Kipenzi.


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Q&A: Katie’s calf is here! Now what?

We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, support and interest in our viral star Katie and her sweet baby girl. It’s hard to put it into words how incredible this entire “Giraffe Birth Live” experience has been for the Dallas Zoo.


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Dallas Zoo’s viral star giraffe calf doing great

The new giraffe calf that made his/her debut in front of millions of adoring fans on Animal Planet is doing well this morning, enthralling viewers worldwide by testing out new legs, running through mom Katie’s legs and nursing frequently.


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Q&A: GIRAFFE BIRTH LIVE

You have questions, we have answers! We couldn’t be more proud to team up with Animal Planet television network on a remarkable project, as we live-stream and televise a giraffe birth for the first time.


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$15.00 Adults (ages 12-64)
$12.00 Children (ages 3-11)
$12.00 Seniors(age 65 and up)
FREE Children (age 2 and under)
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650 South R L Thornton Freeway
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469.554.7500



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