Monthly Archives: April 2016
Saving Penguins: A nesting nightmare in South Africa

Over the past 100 years, the population of African penguins has declined from more than two million breeding pairs to slightly more than 20,000 breeding pairs left.



Dallas Zoo totally owns green living

Being green is a way of life. As a conservation organization, we strive to practice what we preach, not just on Earth Day, but every day. We work tirelessly to combine our daily operations with our conservation mission, and we rally our community to do it with us.



Hopping to the rescue: Protecting the critically endangered dusky gopher frog

Amphibians are facing a global extinction crisis – here in our backyards of Texas, to the Costa Rican rain forests and beyond. The troubled dusky gopher frog is fighting to survive in Mississippi and we’ve hopped in to help.



Zoo Corps teens make small impact to help big pollination crisis

Our planet is in the midst of a pollination crisis. Because of human actions, pollinators are facing extinction – making plants around the world unable to reproduce.



My Journey to Borneo: A zookeeper’s dream of learning in the rainforest

Borneo is a place I’ve always dreamed of visiting, but I didn’t think it would ever become a reality.



Tracking fire and wolves: A zookeeper’s trek through the Canadian Rockies

My Earthwatch expedition, made possible through the Dallas Zoo, plunged me into the dense aspen thickets of Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.



Dallas Zoo hosts special day for individuals with autism

In honor of April’s Autism Awareness Month, the Dallas Zoo is hosting a special day Sunday, April 24, from 8-11 a.m. for individuals with autism, their families, and anyone who may benefit from a sensory-friendly experience. Designed with autistic needs …



Swazi elephants doing well

Our experts have been busy round-the-clock caring for the five elephants we rescued from drought-ravaged Swaziland. We’re happy to report that the new arrivals are doing well!



Dallas Zoo’s gun ban upheld by Texas attorney general

The Office of the Attorney General of Texas has upheld our policy barring weapons on our grounds, rejecting a citizen complaint filed last fall.



Dallas Zoo’s gun ban upheld by Texas attorney general

Office rejects citizen complaint filed last fall The Office of the Attorney General of Texas has upheld the Dallas Zoo’s policy barring weapons on its grounds, rejecting a citizen complaint filed last fall. The Attorney General determined that the policy …