Monthly Archives: January 2016
Dallas Zoo helps plant a record-setting 11,000 trees

No strategy to save animals is complete without a focus on habitat loss and the work to restore it. Saving animals from extinction is not only a battle, but also a movement made up of scores of passionate, dedicated people caring and working together.



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves permit for zoos to offer homes to elephants from drought-stricken Swaziland

We are incredibly proud to announce that after a thorough scientific review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife has approved our permit to offer safe, expansive homes to elephants from drought-ravaged Swaziland, Africa.



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves permit for zoos to offer homes to elephants from drought-stricken Swaziland

After a thorough scientific review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved an application from the Dallas Zoo, Sedgwick County Zoo and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to import elephants from Swaziland, Africa. The zoos are working quickly …



Nature Connects® Brick Building Contest Winners Announced

As soon as we announced our Brick Building Contest tied to the Nature Connects exhibit opening, we knew we’d be in for a treat once the entries started pouring in!



Staying warm is for the birds!

It’s that time of year when we all bundle in blankets with a hot cup of cocoa or cider. For the bird department, it’s also time to ensure that our birds will be comfortable through the cold weather to come.



Artist Sean Kenney’s elaborate LEGO® brick sculptures arrive at Dallas Zoo

‘Nature Connects’ exhibit, crafted from more than 700,000 LEGO® bricks, opens Friday (Jan. 15) and is included with Zoo admission.



Artist Sean Kenney’s elaborate LEGO® brick sculptures arrive at Dallas Zoo

‘Nature Connects’ exhibit, crafted from more than 700,000 LEGO bricks, opens Friday and is included with zoo admission Oversized LEGO® brick sculptures of the natural world take over the Dallas Zoo on Friday with the opening of Nature Connects, a …



Dallas Zoo receives 25-year milestone award for accreditation

Association of Zoos and Aquariums recognizes zoo for continuous accreditation  The Dallas Zoo has been honored as one of 119 U.S. zoos to achieve continuous accreditation for more than 25 years by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The …



Zoo receives 25-year milestone award for accreditation

We’ve been honored as one of 119 U.S. zoos to achieve continuous accreditation for more than 25 years by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).



Never before used “Fitbits” track elephants’ movements

If you’ve been to the Zoo in the past few years, you may have noticed that the elephants wear a soft, canvas “bracelet” around one of their front feet. It’s usually caked with mud and blends in well, so you may not have spotted it. But what does it do? What’s it for?




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