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‘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.


Responsible for the care, husbandry, and training of the African Elephants. We are a protected contact elephant program, with multiple African elephants in a mixed species exhibit.


Responsible for teaching Summer Camps during the 2014 season, Monday – Friday, up to 40 hours per week (June 9 – August 22). This is a non-benefited, seasonal position.

Free, interactive Smithsonian traveling exhibit!

What animal-lover hasn’t experienced a special connection to another species, or dreamed of being a vet? This weekend at the Dallas Zoo, those dreamers can explore the human-animal world with “Animal Connections, Our Journey Together,” a free, interactive exhibition.

Sporadic web outages

We are currently updating parts of our electronic commerce websites here at the Zoo to serve you better. During this time, you may be unable to access some of our sites, such as memberships, Adopt-An-Animal and others. Please bear with us as we keep improving our service to you!


Oversees the daily operation of the LFCZ staff and animal collection. Under direction of the LFCZ Curator, supervises the presentation of animals and activities to achieve goals of promoting empathy, connecting with nature, and engaging in age-appropriate conservation behavior. Under direction of the Curator and in collaboration with other LFCZ supervisor, achieves the organization, mentoring and management of staff. Provides experienced care for LFCZ animals as well as expert engagement of children and families in programs and activities; performs related work of maintaining buildings, grounds and interpretives in assigned area. Performs a wide variety of departmental supervisory activities, including supervising and instructing Children’s Zoo Specialists in assigned area and conducting performance appraisals. Performs all routine duties independently and new duties with minimal direction.


Lead groups of children, chaperones, and families through the zoo during the evening for both Night Hikes and Overnights. This is a non-benefited, part-time position.

Pneumonia claims life of cheetah cub Kamau

The Dallas Zoo is devastated by the death this afternoon of 6-month-old cheetah cub Kamau (ka-MOWH) after a brief but severe respiratory illness.

Dallas Zoo offers a cool deal after another record-breaking year

The temperature is dropping and so is the price of admission to the Dallas Zoo. Throughout January and February, everyone age 3 and up can visit the African penguins (as well as all of the other animals) for just $5 per person.

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