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Six months with lion cub Bahati & the journey to get here

Guests have fallen in love with our now 6-month-old Bahati Moja, the first lion cub born at the Dallas Zoo in 43 years. Her birth on St. Patrick’s Day this year via a scheduled C-section left nothing to chance. The positive outcome…



Saving sea turtles in South Texas

It takes just one year for trash from DFW to make it into the Gulf of Mexico through storm drains, hurting South Texas’s marine life and other species. Dallas Zoo’s Wild Earth Action Team (WEAT) is on a Texas-proud mission to restore critical habitat for animals across the state.



Introducing Dallas Zoo Lights, a bright new holiday celebration

The Dallas Zoo will debut a new seasonal tradition starting this November, hosting its inaugural holiday celebration – Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant. This kicks off a three-year relationship with the electricity and home services provider as the signature sponsor of the Dallas Zoo Lights event.



Dallas Zoo closes its Australia section ahead of TxDOT’s Southern Gateway project

We’re saying farewell to our Australian animals ahead of TxDot’s Southern Gateway I-35/US 67 project that will improve 11 miles of highway, including part of I-35 adjacent to the Dallas Zoo. The three Australian habitats, located within ZooNorth’s Koala Walkabout, are in the closest proximity to the construction project.



Dallas Zoo welcomes first-ever rare Somali wild ass babies

For the first time in Dallas Zoo’s 129-year history, we’re proudly welcoming two extremely rare Somali wild ass foals. Born 10 days apart, the little girls and their moms are doing great and bonding beautifully behind-the-scenes.



An inside look into hatching Caribbean flamingo chicks

Dallas Zoo’s summer Dollar Day in 2011 was a hot and crowded one — and one our bird department will never forget. Spotted in the ZooNorth flamingo pond was a hours-old Caribbean flamingo chick. The little one hatched that day, making it the second Caribbean flamingo chick to hatch at the…



Gorilla groovin’: Promoting play through enrichment

Our dancing gorilla Zola is a viral star! Learn more about this playful boy’s behavior and why keeping our animals enriched and active is so important.



World-famous giraffe Katie welcomes baby boy

We are elated to share that our beloved giraffe Katie gave birth to a healthy male calf on Tuesday, May 30, at approximately 1:45 p.m.



‘Otterly’ amazing creatures: Celebrating World Otter Day

We’re celebrating World Otter Day by introducing you to our Asian small-clawed otter pairs of Jimmy and Jelly or Tasanee and Duranjaya.



Snoozing in the sand: Studying elephant sleep habits

Our team of keepers and volunteers conducted a study to see just how long our elephants were snoozing at night, and with the help of some video cameras, they learned a lot more!




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