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New male mandrill to unite family troop

Many of you have met our new male mandrill, Jax – and he’s probably smiled at you, too! This 9 year old comes to us on an AZA Mandrill Species Survival Plan breeding recommendation. Learn why Jax is also here to be a much-needed male role model for Obi.

World Okapi Day: Celebrating our remarkable history

On the first-ever day dedicated to the “African unicorn,” we’re sharing our critical history in the preservation of the mysterious, endangered
okapi species. About 75 percent of all okapi in U.S. AZA-accredited facilities are related to
Dallas Zoo offspring.

Nine things you probably didn’t know vet techs do

It’s National Vet Tech Week and we’re revealing the surprising, sometimes gross, and always super-impressive job requirements that make vet techs so special and versatile.

The community who cleans together, stays together

Our Corporate Workdays benefit everyone involved. Companies get a chance to give back to their community and spend valuable team-building time together, and we get much-needed help with some of our projects.

Dallas Zoo’s baby elephant and mom meet their adoring fans

Loyal and loving fans of our baby elephant, Ajabu, and his mom, Mlilo, one of the elephants rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland this spring, can now see the mother-son pair in the Giants of the Savanna.

Zoo studbook keepers play matchmaker for the animal kingdom

Our zookeepers not only care for animals, but they play matchmaker, too! Seven of our employees volunteer their time as Association of Zoos and Aquariums studbook keepers outlining family trees and recommending breeding
pairs for every AZA-accredited zoo.

Dallas Zoo smashes attendance record for seventh year in a row

Once again, we’ve set an all-time attendance record, for the seventh year in a row! In the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, we welcomed 1,074,182 guests, an increase of 4.4% over last year’s record.

All-Zoo baseball squad ready for MLB playoffs

The Texas Rangers begin their quest for the World Series today, and in honor of their great year, we’ve assembled the best-of-the best baseball squad made up of Dallas Zoo residents. (Maybe after they win
the Series, we’ll challenge them to a friendly.)

Summer Camp 2016 is one for the books

School has been in session long enough for us to miss our days at summer camp. We packed a full house this year during our WILD Adventures Summer Camp, welcoming 1,103 kids – that’s 100 more campers than last year, with more than 25 sold out weeklong camps!

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