Monthly Archives: December 2016
Christmas is for the birds

With 98.5% of all North American migratory birds, and 637 of the 957 total North American bird species recorded in our state, you can say Texas is for the birds! Feeding and identifying birds is an amazing nature adventure that’s fun, intellectually challenging and pleasant to watch and listen.

Dallas Zoo’s holiday gift guide

Shopping for that special someone who has everything? Fret no more. The Dallas Zoo has unique and special gifts that are guaranteed to surprise and delight the hardest person to shop for.

Bob Butsch: Our longest Keeper’s Aide volunteer

There’s a special volunteer we want you to meet – his name is Bob Butsch and he’s volunteered almost every Saturday for nearly 30 years at the Zoo. Working in our Herpetarium, Bob’s our longest serving Keeper’s Aide volunteer, clocking 5,900+ hours!

Tunnel into the world of naked mole rats

Did you know naked mole rats can run as fast backwards as they can forwards? Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Dallas Zoo’s Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo is the Underzone, which hosts two colonies of naked mole rats.