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Dallas Zoo welcomes African elephant calf

Three-foot-tall, 175-pound baby born to elephant rescued from Swaziland The Dallas Zoo has welcomed a big new arrival: a male African elephant calf born May 14 to Mlilo, one of the elephants rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland this spring. The calf …



Q&A: Dallas Zoo welcomes precious elephant calf

It’s big news: we’ve welcomed a male African elephant calf, born Saturday, May 14, to Mlilo, one of our elephants rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland. The relocation of these elephants to Dallas in March not only saved Mlilo, but also provided for the survival of this beautiful calf, who will be an excellent ambassador for his species, helping us teach guests about the grave crisis elephants face in Africa.



Green Tip #1: From Scraps to Super Soil

We haven’t bought fertilizer for our Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo gardens in 16 years – and it’s all thanks to our staffers’ lunch scraps. Our Green Team shares their composting success secrets on our ZooHoo! blog in their first series of “Green Tips” to help you go green at home.



More nectar, please! Meet our loving lorikeets

Maybe it’s their vibrantly beautiful feathers, the intimate nectar feedings, or the gentle ear nibbles that keep guests coming back to feed some of our most popular residents. It’s time you get to know a few of the 30 birds who call Lorikeet Landing home. Keeper Amanda Barr introduces us to some of the standout stars.



Know when to help a baby bird

Spring is here! And with it comes baby birds that sometimes find themselves out of the nest and on the ground. Knowing basic information can save the animal’s life and benefit the environment.



Dallas Zoo vet’s commitment, thoroughness earn him top AZA honors

As our lead veterinarian, Senior Director of Animal Health Dr. Chris Bonar travels the country inspecting zoos and aquariums up for reaccreditation through the AZA – and his thoroughness has paid off.



Gray kangaroo


Nubian ibex


Addax


Somali wild ass



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