MAINTENANCE TO HIPPO HABITAT: We're doing maintenance on our Simmons Hippo Outpost, so our hippo pair will remain behind-the-scenes for the next few weeks while we're working in the area. Stay tuned here and on social media for updates on status of the project. For more details on the maintenance project: Click Here.
  • Spring break and summer camp registration now open!

    This spring break and summer, your little one will enjoy tours through the Zoo, outdoor play and activities, themed arts and crafts, close-up animal encounters and more! Learn more and register now.
  • Penguin Days are back!

    Colder temperatures bring cooler prices to the Dallas Zoo with $7 admission, now through Feb. 28. Bundle up, beat the crowds and come visit us soon. Get more details here.
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    Dallas Zoo members get free admission, free parking, member-only events, and more! Join today for a full year of adventures. Join today!
  • Donate your trees to our animals this winter!

    As winter hits, we’re in need of freshly cut evergreen donations. Check out all the species our animals eat and let’s coordinate a pick up or drop off donation!
Plastic water bottles and plastic bags go extinct at the Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is leaving the plastic bag and water bottle behind. In lieu of plastic, guests are encouraged to purchase canned water at all concession stands and restaurants, and use reusable bags for any Zoofari Market gift shop purchases.

Our sustainable approach means more than 113,000 plastic water bottles and 95,000 plastic bags will be saved from entering landfills and …

Dallas Zoo’s Simmons Hippo Outpost closed for maintenance

With winter in full swing, we’re taking advantage of the cold weather to perform maintenance on the Simmons Hippo Outpost – the zoo’s newest habitat that opened in April 2017.

A teacher’s perspective: Working on Dallas Zoo’s Texas horned lizard project

Dallas Zoo’s reptile keepers recently ended their eighth year studying the life history of Texas horned lizards on the 4,700-acre Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch in Fisher County, Texas. By collecting lizard life history…

A major conservation success: Welcoming scimitar-horned oryx calves

It’s a success story that proves when accredited zoos and conservation organizations work together, we have the power to bring animals back from extinction in the wild…

2017 Feather, Fur and Scales photography contest winners

Our 14th annual Feathers, Fur and Scales Photography Contest brought a new level excitement this year with world-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore joining as one of our three judges.

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