Category Archives: Zoo News

‘Giants of the Savanna’ named Texas’s best zoo habitat

Elephant-giraffe exhibit earns No. 3 spot in USA Today’s 10Best national rankings After a month-long public vote, the Dallas Zoo’s Giants of the Savanna has been named the No. 3 zoo habitat in the nation — and the best in …

MEET “KIPENZI!” Dallas Zoo’s new giraffe calf’s name wins by a neck

Baby’s name means “loved one” in Swahili; Donation challenge open through weekend to raise money for wildlife conservation in honor of viral star giraffe calf After seven days of voting that drew more than 50,000 votes, the world has spoken: Katie’s …

Dallas Zoo opens voting TOMORROW for Animal Planet viral star giraffe calf’s name

Starting tomorrow at 5 a.m., the millions of people worldwide who’ve fallen in love with the new Animal Planet viral giraffe calf at the Dallas Zoo will get to vote on the new baby’s name: Adia, Kanzi, or Kipenzi.

Dallas Zoo’s viral star giraffe calf doing great

The new giraffe calf that made his/her debut in front of millions of adoring fans on Animal Planet and Animal Planet L!VE is doing well this morning, enthralling viewers worldwide by testing out new legs, running through mom Katie’s legs and nursing frequently.

Dallas Zoo Staffer Finds 100-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur in Mansfield

In odd twist, discovery made as zoo planned Giants of the Jurassic exhibit WHAT: Dallas Zoo keeper Tim Brys and his son, 4, discovered dinosaur bones last September in Mansfield, Texas, on land being developed for a shopping center. In a …

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 (, where participants can select from three names chosen by the donor.

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