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Dallas Zoo’s Safari Nights concerts offer 8 weeks of live music under the Texas stars and side-by-side with furry friends

Saturday nights will sizzle again this summer at the Dallas Zoo, where the free Safari Nights evening concert series, presented in partnership with TXU Energy.



EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR

This position is responsible for working with the Director of Education and education staff to manage the business operations of the department. Develop, coordinate and implement processes for efficient management of invoices, expenditures, supplies, web updates about education calendar and programs as well as marketing communications regarding programs. Assist Director of Education in the development of partnership agreements. This position is the coordinator responsible for drafting the departmental budget and monitoring income and expense compliance according to approved budget. The incumbent will serve as a role model, trainer and supervisor for the professional and efficient business administrative aspects of the department.



Dallas Zoo among the nation’s Top 10

The Dallas Zoo has been named one of the Top 10 zoos in the U.S. by USA Today. The nation’s largest newspaper selected 20 national finalists, then enlisted the public’s help in ranking them through an online vote for its 10Best program. The Dallas Zoo tallied enough votes to earn the No. 9 spot.



Dallas Zoo’s ‘Daphne’ becomes oldest otter in U.S. to give birth

The Dallas Zoo is celebrating the successful birth and nurturing of a new Asian small-clawed otter pup. She was born Jan. 25, but needed more than 100 days of devoted care from her keepers, because single otter pups usually do not survive.



Dallas Zoo named one of nation’s 20 Best Zoos by USA Today

For the first time, the Dallas Zoo has been named one of the 20 best U.S. zoos by USA Today, the nation’s largest newspaper. But now there’s a public vote to rank those 20, and the Dallas Zoo needs help from its community — because the only other Texas zoo on the list is the Houston Zoo!



MECHANIC TRADES HELPER POSITIONS

This is an entry level position in the Equipment Maintenance department assisting skilled trade workers involving the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the monorail train, automatic gate controllers, hydraulic systems and other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and delegated team authority on duty.



ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

This Administrative Assistant position primarily provides clerical administrative support to the Vice-President of Conservation & Education and other Vice Presidents.



Dallas Zoo welcomes two new monkey babies

There’s a primate baby boom this spring at the Dallas Zoo, upping the adorable quotient at Texas’s oldest and largest zoo. A new mandrill arrived on Friday and a new titi monkey was born on March 11.



‘American Idol’ star Jessica Sanchez to perform at Dallas Zoo

Jessica Sanchez, the popular, big-voiced teenager who was the runner-up to Phillip Phillips in Season 11 of “American Idol,” will perform a free concert at the Dallas Zoo on Saturday, April 5.



Dallas Zoo welcomes new chimpanzee baby

Valentine’s Day seems the perfect time to announce the newest adorable addition to the Dallas Zoo: a chimpanzee baby born Jan. 26, the second for mother Ramona.




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