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Animal Adventures outreach programs provide fun for all ages

We travel all across North Texas teaching people about animals and why they matter, and there’s one audience that we just can’t get enough of — senior centers!



Hockaday high school students monkey around with primate enrichment

For most high school students, the semester is filled with standard classes like calculus, biology, English, and history – but a group of five Hockaday students can proudly add monkeying around with STEM to their academic repertoire.



Dallas Zoo Corps launch cell phone recycling initiative to save gorillas

Every minute, 150 acres of rain forest are lost to deforestation, depriving species of habitat and people of crucial resources. One major cause of this habitat destruction is the mining of the mineral coltan, which is widely used in common compact technology devices such as cell phones.



Happy first birthday, Ajabu: Looking back on a year of milestones for our baby elephant

As we celebrate this precious baby’s first birthday, we look back on the moments that truly take our breath away.



Fidelity Cares for the Dallas Zoo by the numbers

Nearly 700 Fidelity Investments employees dedicated their time to helping the Zoo during Fidelity Cares Day. Together, we worked on projects to benefit our animals, conservation partners and our community.



Hippos, hippos, hooray! Dallas Zoo opens new $14 million exhibit

The new habitat, home to Adhama and Boipelo, includes a 24-foot by 8-foot viewing window that brings guests eye-to-nostril with the Nile hippos as they explore their 120,000-gallon waterhole.



Gorilla wounds common as males grow into silverbacks

A 450-pound gorilla with teeth 2-3 inches long can leave a nasty wound! But our keepers and veterinary staff keep a close eye out, and know immediately if one occurs.



Special arrival: Meet Dallas Zoo’s first-ever tamandua baby

She might be small in size, but there’s nothing little about the spirited personality of our first-ever newborn tamandua. Meet baby Cora, a lesser anteater known as a tamandua, who was born Feb. 25 to mom Chispa and dad MJ.



Green Tip #6: Rainwater Collection

The Dallas Zoo Green Team is back just in time to help you go green for spring! This month, we are taking you on a learning adventure about rainwater collection.



Wild Earth Action Team leads whooping success in Corpus Christi

The zoo’s Wild Earth Action Team trekked south to Corpus Christi to restore coastal habitats in support of whooping crane conservation.




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