Category Archives: ZooHoo Blog


Bamboo donation a welcome treat

Three acres of overgrown bamboo is a good problem to have, as long as you’re a Dallas Zoo animal! Our red river hogs, primates and many other animals are now benefiting from a generous donation all the way from Lake Tyler.



Da-dum. Da-dum. It’s Shark Day at Children’s Aquarium again!

Shockingly, nearly 50% of sharks are at serious risk in the wild largely due to irresponsible human behavior. But if we are the problem, we can also be the solution. Read how you can help save sharks and stop by the Aquarium to celebrate these incredible predators.



10 reasons why we refuse to let giraffes face a silent extinction

There’s a silent extinction happening and it needs deafening attention. Giraffe populations are declining fast, and the world’s tallest and longest-necked animal needs our help and compassion more than ever.



Baby elephant’s first bath saves internet

The internet needs to be saved this week. And this baby has the cure. Cue: Ellie boy’s first-ever water hose session. Here are all the photos your heart needs, plus an UPDATE on our growing boy.



Working for the Weekend: Corporations spend morning giving back

Our first-ever Corporate Workday brought in more than 150 professionals from six companies who traded suits and heels for sneakers and t-shirts, with no qualms about getting their hands dirty. See how they improved our Zoo and boosted morale all-around.



Arty for The Planet: Teens turn conservation into art

Incredibly talented teen artists recently transformed the grounds of our Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo with conservation-themed chalk drawings. Their art sparked conversations that inspired guests in remarkable ways. These kids give us hope for the next generation of environmental stewards.



Rat snake study the longest of its kind at Dallas Zoo

In the heart of Dallas’ urban jungle, we sit on 106-acres with lush vegetation and the occasional free meal that draws in native wildlife. Who can blame ‘em? More than 20 years ago, we began studying some of our wild neighbors: Texas rat snakes.



Q&A: Dallas Zoo welcomes precious elephant calf

It’s big news: we’ve welcomed a male African elephant calf, born Saturday, May 14, to Mlilo, one of our elephants rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland. The relocation of these elephants to Dallas in March not only saved Mlilo, but also provided for the survival of this beautiful calf, who will be an excellent ambassador for his species, helping us teach guests about the grave crisis elephants face in Africa.



Green Tip #1: From Scraps to Super Soil

We haven’t bought fertilizer for our Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo gardens in 16 years – and it’s all thanks to our staffers’ lunch scraps. Our Green Team shares their composting success secrets on our ZooHoo! blog in their first series of “Green Tips” to help you go green at home.



More nectar, please! Meet our loving lorikeets

Maybe it’s their vibrantly beautiful feathers, the intimate nectar feedings, or the gentle ear nibbles that keep guests coming back to feed some of our most popular residents. It’s time you get to know a few of the 30 birds who call Lorikeet Landing home. Keeper Amanda Barr introduces us to some of the standout stars.




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