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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.



WEATHER ADVISORY

Winter’s arrived in a rush! Wanted you to know that we’re taking extra precautions to keep the animals safe. (All of them have access to warm, indoor or protected housing.)



Dallas Zoo’s Dollar Day, presented by MetroPCS, provides a wild break the day before Thanksgiving

Tens of thousands of guests are expected to visit the Dallas Zoo for the second Dollar Day of the year, presented by MetroPCS and featuring $1 admission and dollar deals all day.



5-year-old lioness dies after being bitten

A 5-year-old lioness, Johari, died Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Dallas Zoo after being bitten in the neck by a male lion in her pride.



Dallas Zoo welcomes another rare baby okapi

The Dallas Zoo has welcomed a new baby okapi, named “Almasi,” who becomes the 36th calf born in the zoo’s 50-year history of caring for this rare, remarkable species.




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