Monthly Archives: January 2015
Saving Marvin, with a gift of heart

A little boy from a small Pacific island, struggling to hold onto life and in desperate need of heart surgery, came to Dallas and left with a new future – and a love of some new animals.



Greening the Zoo

What do rainwater harvesting tanks and reforestation have in common? They’re just a couple of the many environmentally friendly ways we create a self-sustaining ecosystem at the Dallas Zoo.



BIRTHDAY BASH! Dallas Zoo celebrates chimp & otter’s 1st birthdays

Our babies are growing up! The Dallas Zoo is throwing a first birthday party bash for chimp Mshindi and Asian small-clawed otter Tasanee tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 24), and everyone’s invited.



Dallas Zoo welcomes popular New York anteater “MJ”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a special 1-year-old New York celebrity has arrived for romance! Here on a Species Survival Plan (SSP) breeding recommendation, MJ has been paired with our popular 2-year-old female tamandua, Chispa.



Dallas Zoo welcomes popular New York anteater “MJ”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Dallas Zoo welcomes a special 1-year-old New York celebrity who’s arrived for romance – MJ, a tamandua (lesser anteater) from the Staten Island Zoo.



$5 admission during Penguin Days through February

Through January and February the price of admission is dropping with the temps. Until Feb. 28, guests can visit the African penguins (and all the other animals) for just $5 per person.



Reinventing the natural world explorer

Research has shown that zoological park visits promote an increased connection with nature, acting as a gateway to the wild world for millions of visitors every year. With the help of a $10,000 grant, the Dallas Zoo is combatting couch-potato syndrome.



Dallas Zoo’s Penguin Days offers a cool deal this winter

The temperature is dropping and so is the price of admission to the Dallas Zoo. Throughout January and February, guests can visit the African penguins (and all the other animals) for just $5 per person. Children age 2 and younger and Dallas Zoo members are always free.