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IT’S A BOY! Dallas Zoo welcomes a (really) 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.



For the first time ever, Dallas Zoo offers a Dollar Day DO-OVER

A mulligan. A do-over. A reprise. A redux. An encore. Whatever you want to call it, for the first time ever, the Dallas Zoo is offering a second summer Dollar Day. While more than 12,000 guests braved unusual, heavy rainstorms to attend the July Dollar Day, many more couldn’t make it.



Dallas Zoo, Children’s Medical Center join to entertain, educate patients

The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Medical Center have developed a new opportunity to work together which will bring live animal presentations, educational programming and zoo outings to patients and families at the nation’s seventh-largest pediatric hospital.



Dallas Zoo, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children team up to create program to help children with amputations

The Dallas Zoo and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) are joining forces this summer to collect data for a new treatment program for children who have lost a limb to injury or illness, such as cancer.



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.



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!



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.




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