Monthly Archives: March 2016
Bye-bye, bricks!

As April kicks off, we’re gearing up for the final days of Nature Connects®! Tens of thousands of you have seen Sean Kenney’s sculptures, inspired by the natural world and created from about 750,000 LEGO® bricks.



At 2 years old, mandrill Obi continues to steal our hearts

It’s hard to believe it’s already been two years since little mandrill Obi was born to first-time mom Saffron! Obi was the first mandrill baby at the Zoo in 24 years. From day one, the precocious baby clung to Saffron, taking in his new environment.



Dallas Zoo’s popular monorail reopens Friday after major renovation

Our beloved people-mover has finally reopened after an extensive renovation. The renamed Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari monorail underwent a $3 million overhaul.



Dallas Zoo’s popular monorail reopens after major renovation

$3 million overhaul includes electrical and mechanical systems; new station The Dallas Zoo’s beloved people-mover finally reopens to guests tomorrow (Friday, March 25) after an extensive renovation. The renamed Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari monorail underwent a $3 million overhaul …



Q&A: Dallas Zoo rescues Swaziland elephants

We’re thrilled that you’re excited about our rescue of elephants from drought-stricken Swaziland, Africa. Here’s a Q&A that addresses the most frequent questions.



Reliant powers our guests with free phone charging stations

We’ve joined forces with Reliant, an NRG Company, to provide our guests with the latest in mobile charging technology – two NRG Street Charge® stations. The 12.5-foot towers are located in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and near the Wilds of Africa Grill.



Rescue mission accomplished: Dallas Zoo, two other zoos welcome African elephants to safe homes

Together with our two zoo partners on Friday, we’ve successfully completed a rescue mission to relocate 17 elephants from drought-stricken Swaziland, Africa, to new homes in the U.S.



Elephants on their way to safe haven in U.S.

Seventeen African elephants are en route from drought-stricken Swaziland to the U.S. as part of an ongoing rescue mission to provide a safe haven at our Zoo, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, and Wichita’s Sedgwick County Zoo.



Spring Break Survival Tips

With Spring Break just starting, we’re gearing up for nice weather and lots of smiling faces of school kids enjoying a well-deserved vacation. These are some of our busiest weeks, so planning ahead can help you have a fun and memorable visit. Check out our pro tips!



Conservation Spotlight: A journey to Peru to count penguins

For 18 long days this past January, I joined more than 20 biologists from across the world to conduct a critical population census on Humboldt penguins along the Peruvian coasts.