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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.

Monorail Safari to get a complete renovation

The Dallas Zoo will completely overhaul the popular Monorail Safari, updating electrical and mechanical systems and adding air-conditioning, with a goal of reopening the people-mover this summer.

PART TWO: Gorillas’ health a key part of habitat inspection

Preparation of the gorilla habitat also begins early every morning, and includes an extra task: Anyone entering the building must don boots, and visitors also must wear rubber gloves and a mask, so no illnesses are passed to the gorillas, or vice versa. Gorillas can catch nearly any ailment that humans can, even the common cold!

PART ONE: Lion-cheetah habitat gets special attention

It’s 6:45 a.m. when Sara Hamlin parks behind the lion and cheetah quarters. She’s followed closely by Becky Wolf and Sara Squires, the two primary keepers of these big cats. The sun is just rising and the lions are roaring.

Giant dinosaurs roar into Dallas Zoo this spring

The biggest zoo in Texas gets even BIGGER on April 1 with the opening of the Giants of the Jurassic exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.

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