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Naked sheep roaming at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo

With bikini season in full swing, our four resident sheep have shed a few pounds – 8 pounds of wool, to be exact.

Digging for breakfast: It’s a hog thing

A few times a month in the Giants of the Savanna habitat, you’ll see our four resident hogs with their bottoms up in the air, tails wagging as they shovel dirt with their tusks and noses.

Hank and Riley, our red river hogs, and Marge and Akoko, our warthogs, dig deep searching for their breakfast.


Reporting to the Manager of Revenue Accounting, the Staff Accountant will perform various reconciliation, reporting and account analysis duties.


Responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of all information technology assets for Dallas Zoo Management (DZM) including server and workstation systems, point of sale system, network, phone system, copiers, CCTV systems, and radio system at Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park and overseeing IT support services for end users (DZM staff) and conducting planning for future needs. The position requires the incumbent to be actively engaged in the daily operations of the department.

Family of 11 hits the jackpot by winning Instagram #ZooHoliday photo contest

In our first Instagram photo contest last December, we asked guests to tag us with a holiday photo shot at the Zoo. We couldn’t help but choose this family of 11 as the winner after they gathered around our iconic bronze giraffe statue.

Monorail Safari remains closed for in-depth assessment

The Monorail Safari will remain closed while the Dallas Zoo brings in outside experts to collaborate on a top-to-bottom evaluation of the popular people-mover, which serves more than 200,000 visitors each year.

Off-site power outage appears to be cause of Dallas Zoo monorail stoppage

An off-site power surge is believed to be the reason the Dallas Zoo’s Monorail Safari electric train stopped today with 48 guests and one driver on board.

Little Obi mandrill’s won the heart of his first-time mom

Don’t expect to see our new mandrill mom letting her baby out of sight. To keep 4-month-old Obi out of trouble, 14-year-old Saffron watches over his every move – and that’s not easy, given his high energy level.

Behind The Scenes: Training Quito to sing

Quito is a special bird who loves to sing, make animal noises, and send out kisses to her audience. And like all stars, she loves the stage. Quito has shown off her pipes in many cool places, including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Water Department Trades Helper

Provide assistance in the water quality and maintenance of public display and animal exhibit water features.

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