Category Archives: Zoo News


Dallas Zoo receives 25-year milestone award for accreditation

Association of Zoos and Aquariums recognizes zoo for continuous accreditation  The Dallas Zoo has been honored as one of 119 U.S. zoos to achieve continuous accreditation for more than 25 years by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The …



Mystery donor spreads holiday cheer at Dallas Zoo

Zoo receives anonymous $10,000 gift; employees recognized as well Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Dallas Zoo received an early Christmas gift this week.  Dressed in suits and Santa hats, two men representing the local donor delivered a generous donation …



Dallas Zoo sets sixth straight attendance record

The Dallas Zoo has smashed its all-time attendance record for the sixth consecutive year, with 1,028,516 guests visiting Texas’ largest and oldest zoo in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Exceeding one million visitors is a first in the …



U.S. zoos work to relocate elephants, making room for rhinos in Africa

 Dallas Zoo, two others form Swaziland wildlife trust form conservation partnership, commit to care for animals that need a new home Three U.S. zoos are collaborating with conservation officials in Swaziland, Africa, in an effort to provide 18 African elephants necessary …



Dallas Zoo celebrates first-ever millionth visitor

Winning family surprised with exclusive prize package; special zoo tour; guests get cupcakes, free carousel & mini-train rides The Dallas Zoo surprised its millionth visitor today with a BIG celebration. Parents Jonathan and MJ Martin and sons, Zachariah (4 years old) …



Dallas Zoo invites community to celebrate forests during Forest Wildlife Weekend

Guests to help plant trees, pledge to support declining forest species WHAT: The Dallas Zoo is honoring forests around the world, from Texas back yards to the immense rain forests of Africa and Asia this weekend during its zoo-wide Forest Wildlife …



Dallas Zoo offers half-price summer special before dinos disappear

Giants of the Jurassic ends in just over a month, and the zoo is launching a half-price summer special so everyone can catch them before they go extinct.



Dallas Zoo devastated by loss of wildly popular giraffe calf

Accident claims Kipenzi, whose live birth in April mesmerized the world The Dallas Zoo is devastated to announce the death this evening of Kipenzi, the giraffe calf whose birth on Animal Planet Live captured the hearts of people worldwide. “This …



Dallas Zoo’s Dollar Day sets single-day attendance record

The Dallas Zoo set an all-time attendance record for a single day today (Thursday, July 16), with 41,422 guests visiting Texas’ largest and oldest zoo during the annual summer Dollar Day special.



Splash! Dallas Zoo’s first-ever penguin chick will learn to swim

Three-month-old Marina has her first swimming lesson Tuesday  WHAT: The Dallas Zoo’s beloved baby penguin is ready to take on the pool! Marina recently lost her fluffy gray downy feathers, which means she’s ready to safely begin swimming lessons with her …




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