• A REALLY LEGGY BOY!

    Meet our newest giraffe calf, standing 6 feet tall! Click here for more adorable photos and video.
  • THE RACE IS ON!

    Your donations to our Annual Fund help us care for our animals. (They eat a lot!) This year, there’s a twist: vote for your favorite candidate to lead our Animal Board of Directors! Click here for all of the scoop.
  • 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.
  • SMASHING RECORDS

    Thanks to our amazing supporters, we’ve set another all-time attendance record for the fifth straight year, with more than 943,000 visitors!
  • THE NEED FOR SPEED

    Cheetah Winspear and his Labrador retriever “brother” Amani (plus a few other friends) show off their speed in our new, free Cheetah Encounter program.
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New art piece to join iconic giraffe statue

The Dallas Zoo’s giant 67-foot-tall giraffe statue (you know, the one that you can see about a mile away on I-35) soon will have company to share her limelight.


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IT’S A BOY! Meet our new long-legged baby

The Dallas Zoo has welcomed a leggy, 6-foot-tall baby giraffe, born Sunday to first-time mother Chrystal. The energetic male calf weighs about 120 pounds and appears to be healthy.


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Palm oil debate: Saving rainforest homes

On the other side of the world, orangutans, tigers and many other animals are losing their rainforest homes so we can eat food and use products that contain a special ingredient that grows in their habitats – palm oil. Today, palm oil is found in about half the products sold in grocery stores, everything from cookies to toothpaste.


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Meet the Zoo Team: Randy Johnson

Not many people can say they enjoy their first cup of coffee in the morning while listening to a lion’s roar echo in the distance. But that’s how Randy Johnson’s day starts off. Randy’s been the horticulture manager at the Dallas Zoo for just over a year, and he’s made quite an impression.


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Update: Gorilla Patrick prospers in new home

It’s been a year since we said farewell to our beloved Western lowland gorilla Patrick. You helped us send off the 24-year-old silverback with presents, cupcakes, cards, and a whole lot of love. Patrick now calls the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, S.C., home.


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HOURS
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily *Closed Christmas Day
GENERAL ADMISSION
$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)
FREE Members of the Dallas Zoological Society
PARKING
$8 per vehicle
FREE Members of the Dallas Zoological Society
*All prices subject to change
LOCATION INFO
Dallas Zoo
650 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX
469.554.7500



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