Monthly Archives: October 2016
2016 Feather, Fur and Scales photography contest winners

With 120 photo submissions in our three categories, youth, teen, and adult, our judges were hard-pressed to declare winners this year with the sheer amount of artistic talent.



World Lemur Day: Recognizing Madagascar’s iconic primate

These endangered primates are often the first animals visitors see (and hear!) inside our front gates. On today’s World Lemur Day, we’re introducing you to our troop of 8 lemurs (covering 3 species) that call us home!



Miniature longhorns and new experiences replace pony rides

Our Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo has welcomed longhorns – miniature ones! This is Texas, after all, and longhorns are as Texas as it gets. The change also means that Oct. 30 will be the last day for pony rides in the Children’s Zoo.



New male mandrill to unite family troop

Many of you have met our new male mandrill, Jax – and he’s probably smiled at you, too! This 9 year old comes to us on an AZA Mandrill Species Survival Plan breeding recommendation. Learn why Jax is also here to be a much-needed male role model for Obi.



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World Okapi Day: Celebrating our remarkable history

On the first-ever day dedicated to the “African unicorn,” we’re sharing our critical history in the preservation of the mysterious, endangered
okapi species. About 75 percent of all okapi in U.S. AZA-accredited facilities are related to
Dallas Zoo offspring.



Nine things you probably didn’t know vet techs do

It’s National Vet Tech Week and we’re revealing the surprising, sometimes gross, and always super-impressive job requirements that make vet techs so special and versatile.



The community who cleans together, stays together

Our Corporate Workdays benefit everyone involved. Companies get a chance to give back to their community and spend valuable team-building time together, and we get much-needed help with some of our projects.



Dallas Zoo’s baby elephant and mom meet their adoring fans

Ajabu and Mlilo will now make regular appearances outdoors Loyal and loving fans of Dallas Zoo’s baby elephant, Ajabu, and his mom, Mlilo, one of the elephants rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland this spring, can now see the mother-son pair in …



Dallas Zoo’s baby elephant and mom meet their adoring fans

Loyal and loving fans of our baby elephant, Ajabu, and his mom, Mlilo, one of the elephants rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland this spring, can now see the mother-son pair in the Giants of the Savanna.




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