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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.



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.



Dallas Zoo’s Penguin Days offers a cool deal this winter

The temperature is dropping and so is the price of admission to the Dallas Zoo. Throughout January and February, guests can visit the African penguins (and all the other animals) for just $5 per person. Children age 2 and younger and Dallas Zoo members are always free.



Public gets to name Dallas Zoo’s baby giraffe

The donor who paid $50,000 to name the Dallas Zoo’s baby giraffe is opening the choice up for a public vote! Starting today (Wednesday, Nov. 5), the zoo will launch a voting contest on its website (www.DallasZoo.com), where participants can select from three names chosen by the donor.



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.




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