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

The millions of people worldwide who’ve fallen in love with our new Animal Planet viral giraffe calf, can now vote on the new baby’s name: Adia, Kanzi, or Kipenzi.

Q&A: Katie’s calf is here! Now what?

We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, support and interest in our viral star Katie and her sweet baby girl. It’s hard to put it into words how incredible this entire “Giraffe Birth Live” experience has been for the Dallas Zoo.

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 is doing well this morning, enthralling viewers worldwide by testing out new legs, running through mom Katie’s legs and nursing frequently.


You have questions, we have answers! We couldn’t be more proud to team up with Animal Planet television network on a remarkable project, as we live-stream and televise a giraffe birth for the first time.

Dallas Zoo Irish reptile keeper turns feared snake legend into fascination

Legend has it that Ireland has no native snakes because St. Patrick banished them as symbols of evil in the fifth century. While science may say otherwise, the bottom line is, there are no wild snakes in Ireland…

Dallas Zoo opens FREE electric vehicle charging station

With the installation of the donated EV charging station by Schneider Electric, we are deepening our commitment to sustainability, which is a core part of our conservation and education mission.

Help us end cruel rattlesnake roundups

Rattlesnakes are worthy of our respect and protection, yet they’re being driven from their dens, transported to “rattlesnake roundup” festivals, then slaughtered in a misguided effort to clear areas of these declining predators. This spring, Dallas Zoo’s reptile experts are taking a stand against these inhumane events.

WRAP-UP: Our 2014 bundles of joy

With more than 2,000 animals, we often welcome little ones. From (really) long-legged babies to ones the size of your palm, here’s a roundup of some of our exciting and noteworthy births in 2014.

The latest treatments in canine teeth (and feline, and bovine, and…)

Bonde, an 8-year-old cheetah, spends most mornings prowling the Giants of the Savanna predator habitat with his sister, Kilima. One day recently, though, he spent it doing what many of us dread: seeing the dentist.

Longtime animal couples set the bar for love

It’s not just humans who show love and affection toward each other. During this season of love, we wanted to share with you some of our longtime animal couples who just can’t get enough of each other.

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