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IT’S A BOY! Meet our new long-legged baby

The Dallas Zoo has welcomed a leggy, 6-foot-tall baby giraffe, born Sunday to first-time mother Chrystal. The energetic male calf weighs about 120 pounds and appears to be healthy.


Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Grant Writer Associate conducts research, prepares grant proposals and reports and maintains a grant database. The Grant Writer Associate works with the Development Team to ensure that fundraising goals are achieved.


As one of the resident experts in Raiser’s Edge for the Dallas Zoo, the Database Assistant position is responsible for the day-to-day input of data into Raiser’s Edge, as well as the execution of queries.


Dallas Zoo Management, Inc. (DZM) is seeking Design-Build Services for new facilities, facility renovations, site work improvements, utility installation and upgrades, and other miscellaneous projects at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. DZM will review and select a Design-Build Contractor (DBC) based on qualified RFP proposals submitted in compliance with this solicitation. Upon evaluation, DZM will select the contractor or contractors that meet the qualifications and provide the best value to DZM.

Stormy Weather

That was quite a storm that blew through Dallas Thursday afternoon. Your Dallas Zoo will have a delayed opening of 11 a.m. Friday morning and will be offering $5 admission all day. Some areas of the zoo, like the Wilds of Africa Plaza, may be closed while we continue the debris cleanup. We’ll get your Zoo back to normal as quickly as possible.

Goatscaping: Eating away a poison ivy nuisance

The guests are gone, the zoo is quiet – now it’s time to get to work. One by one, eight goats make their way into the 19,000-square-foot chimpanzee habitat.

Root Balls: An elephant delicacy

Recently, the “Golden Girls” discovered a new treat. Temple Emanu-El, a reform Jewish synagogue in Dallas, donated nine massive red oak root balls to us after they were excavated from a building project at the temple.

Science Day to prove science is cool

Come discover the world of science with Zoo and Aquarium educators, local teachers, and community partners at ExxonMobil Science Day Saturday, Sept. 27.

Zoo is forever home to bobcat Rufus

It’s a story that hasn’t been told in more than 13 years. (If you know it, here’s an update; if you don’t, you can share this little piece of history with your family and friends.) Bobcat Rufus had a long journey to get here — one that saved his life and gave him a forever home.

Special donor makes unforgettable contributions

We’ve been part of her life — and her budget — since 1989, when Carrollton resident Linda Balkey made her first donation to the Dallas Zoo. And it didn’t stop there! Since 1995, Balkey has donated $25 every single month, and it’s a handwritten check every time.

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