Category Archives: Zoo News


Introducing Dallas Zoo Lights, a bright new holiday celebration

Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant will be a must-see on your holiday to-do list   DALLAS (Sept. 7, 2017) – The Dallas Zoo will debut a new seasonal tradition starting this November, hosting its inaugural holiday celebration – Dallas …



Dallas Zoo kicks off summer with Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy concert series

Saturday nights will be a jammin’ good time this summer at the Dallas Zoo during the popular annual Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy concert series. Guests can dance among the animals and under the stars every Saturday night through …



Hippos, hippos, hooray! Dallas Zoo opens new $14 million exhibit

Simmons Hippo Outpost, home to ‘river horses’ Adhama and Boipelo, is the first major expansion at Texas’s oldest zoo since 2010 The Dallas Zoo will open its new $14 million, 2.1-acre Simmons Hippo Outpost, an immersive African waterhole habitat that includes …



‘National Geographic Photo Ark’ exhibition to spotlight endangered species

The Dallas Zoo and National Geographic are showcasing a one-of-a-kind project through the national launch of a traveling exhibition, “National Geographic Photo Ark,” opening at the Dallas Zoo on Thursday, April 20. Featuring the remarkable work of National Geographic photographer …



Dallas Zoo welcomes hippos back for first time in 16 years

The Dallas Zoo welcomed a very special delivery this week: two super-sized Nile hippopotamuses arrived Tuesday and Wednesday from Albuquerque, N.M., and Los Angeles. “Adhama” and “Boipelo” are now sharing the spacious barn and pools in the zoo’s new $14 …



Dallas Zoo discontinues smartphone app

To better serve guests and visitors, the Dallas Zoo is discontinuing its mobile application. Customers looking for news, hours, pricing, maps, events, schedules and more are encouraged to visit DallasZoo.com from their smartphone. The new, mobile-optimized website provides the same …



Dallas Zoo offers discounted $7 admission for Penguin Days

The Dallas Zoo’s annual winter gift of discounted admission is here! Starting Dec. 1 through the end of February, the admission price drops just in time for the holiday season and cooler weather. For the second year in a row, …



Dallas Zoo’s baby elephant and mom meet their adoring fans

Ajabu and Mlilo will now make regular appearances outdoors Loyal and loving fans of Dallas Zoo’s baby elephant, Ajabu, and his mom, Mlilo, one of the elephants rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland this spring, can now see the mother-son pair in …



Dallas Zoo attracts more than 1 million visitors again

For the second straight year, the Dallas Zoo has welcomed one million visitors. The milestone was hit a full month earlier than last year, the first time the revitalized zoo reached the exclusive mark. “We appreciate our community’s support so …



Dallas Zoo names baby elephant ‘Ajabu’

The Dallas Zoo has named its two-month-old elephant calf Ajabu (uh-JAH-boo), an African name that means “wonder,” “amazing,” and “extraordinary.” “It’s a perfect name for this little dynamo,” said Gregg Hudson, the zoo’s CEO and president. “Ever since his birth …




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