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This position contributes to the success of the Dallas Zoo by providing experienced care for animals and related work of maintaining buildings, grounds, and animals in assigned areas under direction of area supervisors and managers. This is a full-time position with regular working hours from 1PM – 10PM according to work schedule.


The Animal Outreach Department provides exciting animal programs to the community including local schools, churches, civic groups, and community events. It also serves as an animal resource for various Zoo activities, both on and off site, including Education Department programs, media appearances, and Special Event functions.

Dallas Zoo opens voting TOMORROW for Animal Planet viral star giraffe calf’s name

Starting tomorrow at 5 a.m., the millions of people worldwide who’ve fallen in love with the new Animal Planet viral giraffe calf at the Dallas Zoo will get to vote on the new baby’s name: Adia, Kanzi, or Kipenzi.

Dallas Zoo’s viral star giraffe calf doing great

The new giraffe calf that made his/her debut in front of millions of adoring fans on Animal Planet and Animal Planet L!VE is doing well this morning, enthralling viewers worldwide by testing out new legs, running through mom Katie’s legs and nursing frequently.


Dallas Zoo Management, Inc. (DZM) is a nonprofit corporation under contract with the City of Dallas, Texas (City) to manage the property and operations of the Dallas Zoo. The Zoo is open to the public 364 days each year, closing on Christmas Day. Public viewing occurs between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm during the late fall and winter and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during the spring and summer. Hours change effective the first Monday following the Daylight Savings Time changes.

With this Request for Proposals (RFP), DZM intends to enter into a twenty-four month agreement with 1 year extension for turf maintenance services. All work shall be conducted in accordance with Best Landscape Maintenance Practices identified in this document. Contractor shall comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and those of the Dallas Zoo.


This position is responsible for working with the Director of Education and education staff to guide the creative and strategic direction and to provide leadership and quality management for programs at the Dallas Zoo designed to engage professional educators. Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate outcome-oriented programs and activities for teacher-learners. The purposes of the professional educator program are to support teachers in their science training and to train and support a network of local educators who value the Zoo as a rich resource for science education. This position is the primary staff member responsible for coordinating teacher workshops/institutes, classes, Science Day and other programs for an audience of professional educators. This position will typically/often work Tuesday through Saturday.

Dallas Zoo to completely renovate popular Monorail Safari

The Dallas Zoo will completely overhaul its popular Monorail Safari, updating electrical and mechanical systems and adding air-conditioning, with a goal of reopening the people-mover this summer.

Giant dinosaurs roar into Dallas Zoo this spring

The biggest zoo in Texas gets even BIGGER on April 1 with the opening of the Giants of the Jurassic exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.


This temporary position is responsible for processing sales quickly, efficiently and accurately while maintaining outstanding customer service.

Dallas Zoo welcomes popular New York anteater “MJ”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Dallas Zoo welcomes a special 1-year-old New York celebrity who’s arrived for romance – MJ, a tamandua (lesser anteater) from the Staten Island Zoo.

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