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Growing green: feeding animals and guests

Organic lettuce, tomatoes, basil, radishes, cabbage, green beans – it’s what’s for lunch at the Zoo, for our guests and our animals. With the help of Dallas County’s Master Gardeners, we’re harvesting nutrient-rich produce to feed our four- and two-legged friends.



Feathers, Fur & Scales Photography Contest

To our photography enthusiasts: We’ve seen you armed with your photography gear, snapping photos in the Zoo, and we’ve also seen a sneak-peek of the pictures you’ve posted on Instagram for our annual Feathers, Fur & Scales Photography Contest.



There’s simply no such thing as a ‘typical’ day for a zoo vet

On any given day, the Dallas Zoo’s three veterinarians might work on a tiny frog who weighs a few grams and then examine an elephant that weighs 10,000 pounds. That’s the irony of “specializing” in zoo veterinary medicine!



Giving 100%: Zoo’s veterinary team is always on duty

The health care and well-being of animals at the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium are the primary focus of everyone associated with the A.H. Meadows Animal Health Care Facility, the ANC, and an entire team of zookeepers, staff, volunteers, and supporters.



Naked sheep roaming at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo

With bikini season in full swing, our four resident sheep have shed a few pounds – 8 pounds of wool, to be exact.



Digging for breakfast: It’s a hog thing

A few times a month in the Giants of the Savanna habitat, you’ll see our four resident hogs with their bottoms up in the air, tails wagging as they shovel dirt with their tusks and noses.

Hank and Riley, our red river hogs, and Marge and Akoko, our warthogs, dig deep searching for their breakfast.



Family of 11 hits the jackpot by winning Instagram #ZooHoliday photo contest

In our first Instagram photo contest last December, we asked guests to tag us with a holiday photo shot at the Zoo. We couldn’t help but choose this family of 11 as the winner after they gathered around our iconic bronze giraffe statue.



Monorail Safari remains closed for in-depth assessment

The Monorail Safari will remain closed while the Dallas Zoo brings in outside experts to collaborate on a top-to-bottom evaluation of the popular people-mover, which serves more than 200,000 visitors each year.



Off-site power outage appears to be cause of Dallas Zoo monorail stoppage

An off-site power surge is believed to be the reason the Dallas Zoo’s Monorail Safari electric train stopped today with 48 guests and one driver on board.



Little Obi mandrill’s won the heart of his first-time mom

Don’t expect to see our new mandrill mom letting her baby out of sight. To keep 4-month-old Obi out of trouble, 14-year-old Saffron watches over his every move – and that’s not easy, given his high energy level.




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