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Dallas Zoo’s popular gorilla, Patrick, moving to South Carolina

It’s time to say “see you later” to Patrick, the beloved Western lowland gorilla who has lived at the Dallas Zoo for 18 years. The silverback soon will be moving to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, S.C.



ExxonMobil Science Day at the Dallas Zoo merges learning with fun

Education is a key part of the mission of every accredited zoo, and the Dallas Zoo’s ExxonMobil Science Day spreads knowledge and fun at the same time.



Cheetah cubs join Dallas Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program

The Dallas Zoo welcomes two new adorable balls of fuzz: cheetah cubs Winspear and Kamau, who as part of the zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program will help teach the public about these highly endangered African animals.



Rare ocelot kitten born at Dallas Zoo

A rare ocelot kitten has been born at the Dallas Zoo to first-time parents whose pairing was a goal of the national program trusted with ensuring the survival of this unique predator cat species.



Dallas Zoo has busiest July in its 125-year history

For the second straight month, the Dallas Zoo has set a monthly attendance record, with 119,368 visitors in July.



Dallas Zoo sets all-time June attendance record

Nearly 92,000 people visited the Dallas Zoo in June, the most ever for that month in the Zoo’s 125-year history.



Dallas Zoo Offers Nature Photography Workshop and Photo Safari on July 13

You don’t have to travel around the world to photograph exotic wildlife in natural settings. Take a guided tour to animal habitats that offer the best opportunities for photographers on July 13 at a photography workshop and safari at the Dallas Zoo.



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.




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