Category Archives: ZooHoo Blog


It takes a village to raise a 2-year-old

Our youngest member of the Dallas Zoo chimp troop is 2! The birthday boy, Mshindi, lives with his mom, Ramona; dad and alpha male, KC; 6-year-old brother Kona; and five other members of the troop.



Dallas Zoo helps plant a record-setting 11,000 trees

No strategy to save animals is complete without a focus on habitat loss and the work to restore it. Saving animals from extinction is not only a battle, but also a movement made up of scores of passionate, dedicated people caring and working together.



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves permit for zoos to offer homes to elephants from drought-stricken Swaziland

We are incredibly proud to announce that after a thorough scientific review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife has approved our permit to offer safe, expansive homes to elephants from drought-ravaged Swaziland, Africa.



Nature Connects® Brick Building Contest Winners Announced

As soon as we announced our Brick Building Contest tied to the Nature Connects exhibit opening, we knew we’d be in for a treat once the entries started pouring in!



Staying warm is for the birds!

It’s that time of year when we all bundle in blankets with a hot cup of cocoa or cider. For the bird department, it’s also time to ensure that our birds will be comfortable through the cold weather to come.



Artist Sean Kenney’s elaborate LEGO® brick sculptures arrive at Dallas Zoo

‘Nature Connects’ exhibit, crafted from more than 700,000 LEGO® bricks, opens Friday (Jan. 15) and is included with Zoo admission.



Zoo receives 25-year milestone award for accreditation

We’ve been honored as one of 119 U.S. zoos to achieve continuous accreditation for more than 25 years by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).



Never before used “Fitbits” track elephants’ movements

If you’ve been to the Zoo in the past few years, you may have noticed that the elephants wear a soft, canvas “bracelet” around one of their front feet. It’s usually caked with mud and blends in well, so you may not have spotted it. But what does it do? What’s it for?



This I Believe: Birds Make Life Better

I’m not a manic birder – no life list, no spotting scope, no yard full of bird feeders. What I am, is a believer in birds. Birds make life better.



License plates to save mysterious Texas water snakes

With 42,000 miles of water to inhabit, you’d think the Brazos water snake would be living the dream in Texas’s longest river. But the Brazos River is ever-changing, and human influences have left few habitat options for this elusive snake that’s exclusive to its water.




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