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Dallas Zoo gorilla’s “Boo!” prank goes viral in video

A video getting heavy views on social media shows one of the Dallas Zoo’s male gorillas, B’Wenzi, reacting to a group of jeering children by throwing his hands up against the exhibit glass to surprise them.



Dallas Zoo named to TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Percent Worldwide

The Dallas Zoo has been named one of the world’s best businesses by TripAdvisor, the largest travel reviewing and planning web site.



Dallas Zoo’s new Safari Nights concert series offers live music under the stars

Saturday nights will sizzle this summer at the Dallas Zoo, where the new Safari Nights evening concert series will feature great music, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the stars of the Zoo.



ELEPHANTS AND GIRAFFES AND ZEBRAS, OH MY!

The Dallas Zoo today announced that it is the first zoo in North America to combine African elephants with zebras, giraffes, impalas, ostriches and guinea fowl in the same habitat, where these majestic animals can explore the Giants of the Savanna side by side, just as they would in the wild.



Dallas Zoo Introduces Paw Prints Art Show On Mother’s Day Weekend

Mother’s Day weekend is about to get wild with the new Paw Prints Art Show at the Dallas Zoo on May 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and our special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12, from 9 to noon.



DALLAS ZOO FEATHERS, FUR & SCALES PHOTO CONTEST

Guests have the opportunity to capture the spirit of the animals at the Dallas Zoo and enter their photos into the Feathers, Fur & Scales photo contest. The Zoo’s 11th annual photography contest is accepting entries until September 30, 2013.



You’re Invited to the Dallas Zoo’s 125th Birthday Party on April 6 and 7!

No need to bring gifts. This is a party for you! To thank everyone for 125 years of support, the Dallas Zoo is celebrating its birthday with a big bash on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7.



Wild Encounters at the Dallas Zoo

Increasing opportunities for greater interaction between animals and guests, the Dallas Zoo is introducing the Wild Encounters Stage at the Ndebele Plaza in the Wilds of Africa, which opens April 5.



Something New for the Zoo – Safari Express Pulls into Dallas

The Safari Express pulls into the new Picnic Ridge area at ZooNorth on April 5. The kid-sized, all-electric trackless train is decorated with animal graphics and equipped with a smoke machine and sound effects as it winds its way around Picnic Ridge.



Wine and Dine at Giants of the Savanna on April 8

Watch the sun set over our award-winning Giants of the Savanna exhibit while enjoying a five-course meal prepared by the Dallas Zoo’s Executive Chef Dan Bevis and expertly paired with fine wines from Siduri Wines and Novy Family Winery.




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