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Wild Earth Action Team leads whooping success in Corpus Christi

The zoo’s Wild Earth Action Team trekked south to Corpus Christi to restore coastal habitats in support of whooping crane conservation.



Dallas Zoo welcomes hippos back for first time in 16 years

The Dallas Zoo welcomed a very special delivery: two super-sized Nile hippopotamuses from Albuquerque, N.M., and Los Angeles. Adhama and Boipelo are now sharing the spacious barn and pools in our new $14 million Simmons Hippo Outpost, set to open next month.



Meet Adhama and Boipelo, our first hippos in 16 years

Through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan (SSP), these two Nile hippos are being paired on a breeding recommendation in hopes that one day they’ll start their own family. They’ll share shiny, new state-of-the-art digs here in Dallas set to open late April.



It’s been one magical year with our Swaziland elephants

Nolwazi, Amahle, Zola, Tendaji, Mlilo and baby Ajabu joined our four “Golden Girls,” Jenny, Gypsy, Congo and Kamba. And since they’ve arrived, we’ve soaked up every minute of this opportunity to get to know them.



Animals visit brave patients at Children’s Health

The Zoo’s wonderful partnership with Children’s Health allows us to take patients’ minds off of the treatment they’re undergoing. Through the Simmons Animal Safari program, we’ve traveled to the hospital since 2014 for magical up-close animal encounters.



It’s World Wildlife Day & we need millennials to care

Now, more than ever, we need to encourage these future leaders to take action and protect endangered wildlife before they are gone forever.



Dallas Zoo featured in 10-hour Animal Planet Facebook Live marathon

The Dallas Zoo is joining a beast of a lineup Thursday, March 1, as Animal Planet partners with 18 zoos and aquariums across the country for “Inside The Zoo” – a 10-hour Facebook Live marathon giving viewers up-close access to the work of AZA-accredited institutions.



Working towards a ribbiting recovery: Rescuing the dusky gopher frog

Last month, we traveled back to the National Forest to save 120 more dusky gopher frog tadpoles! Read why we’re on a mission to save this species from the brink of extinction, one frog egg at a time.



Take action for wildlife we love

The Dallas Zoo’s annual We ❤️️ Wildlife event celebrated a different kind of love. Members and guests showed their appreciation for animals, keepers, and conservationists with valentines created at stations across the Zoo.



Random Acts of Kindness to the Earth

At the Dallas Zoo, we take pride in doing our part in protect the natural world, and thought it only appropriate to take some time to show our appreciation for the third rock from the sun.




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