Monthly Archives: February 2016
Dallas Zoo begins construction on $13.5 million hippo habitat

We are now beginning work on our new $13.5 million, 3.5-acre Simmons Hippo Outpost, an immersive African waterhole habitat that includes a giant underwater viewing area.



Dallas Zoo begins construction on $13.5 million hippo habitat

Project features underwater windows into 120,000-gallon African waterhole The Dallas Zoo begins work today on the new $13.5 million, 2.1-acre Simmons Hippo Outpost, an immersive African waterhole habitat that includes a giant underwater viewing area for these surprisingly agile, super-sized …



Mourning the loss, but celebrating the life, of our oldest resident, 57-year-old chimp Bon Bon

With heavy hearts, we’re deeply saddened to share news of the loss of our oldest resident, 57-year-old chimpanzee Bon Bon, who passed away this past Sunday.



WEEKEND OF LOVE! Dallas Zoo celebrates “We ❤ Wildlife”

This past Valentine’s weekend was a special celebration of Dallas Zoo’s love for wildlife. But truth is, we love and care for animals here and around the world every day.



Relationship goals of the animal kingdom

We suggest you take some notes this Valentine’s Day from these animal couples who totally win at relationships.



A Texas-sized ‘thank you’ to our selfless volunteers

Staff love our volunteers, guests love them and, of course, our animals REALLY love them! They’re a pleasure to be around and a pleasure to work with. They are here because they choose to be here. Their hearts are in it 100 percent.



Five Sumatran tigers you must get to know

Kipling, Melati, Hadiah, Sukacita and Manis are the true kings and queens of the urban jungle in the Big D. (Hate to break it to you, but the age-old expression that a lion is the “King of the Jungle” simply isn’t accurate. Lions inhabit savannas and grasslands, very rarely jungles.)



It takes a village to raise a 2-year-old

Our youngest member of the Dallas Zoo chimp troop is 2! The birthday boy, Mshindi, lives with his mom, Ramona; dad and alpha male, KC; 6-year-old brother Kona; and five other members of the troop.



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