Category Archives: Zoo News


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.



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.



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!



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.



Dallas Zoo renames its eagle species

With the Dallas Cowboys poised to win the NFC East title by beating the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday, the Dallas Zoo has taken the extraordinary step of renaming several species of its birds.



Giant anteater is Dallas Zoo’s newest resident

The Dallas Zoo’s newest resident is hard to miss: Mochila the giant anteater is 6 feet long (counting a very fluffy tail), weighs nearly 100 pounds and has a tongue about 2 feet long.



Shed Your Winter Coat at the Dallas Zoo for those in need

The Dallas Zoo is sponsoring the “Shed Your Winter Coat” coat drive to benefit The Stewpot, a barrier-free resource center for the homeless and at-risk in Dallas. To show its appreciation to guests who donate coats, blankets, and sleeping bags, the Zoo will offer free admission for each item donated.




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