Category Archives: Zoo News

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 …

Dallas Zoo’s African penguins “vanish” for one day

Endangered Species Day/weekend to highlight the growing extinction crisis WHAT: On the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day, Friday (May 15), the Dallas Zoo will give visitors a glimpse into what it would be like if African penguins were extinct. The …

Zoo mourns loss of Mama, elderly matriarch of ‘Golden Girls’ elephant herd

The Dallas Zoo is saddened to announce the death yesterday of African elephant “Mama” due to age-related health conditions. At 45, Mama was the oldest of the Dallas Zoo’s five-member geriatric female herd. She had been undergoing dedicated geriatric health …

‘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.

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