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Mourning our beloved Kipenzi

We’re overwhelmed by the love you’ve shown for our little Kipenzi, and to our grieving staff. Because you’ve asked a few specific questions, we wanted to answer them here for you.



Dallas Zoo devastated by loss of wildly popular giraffe calf

The Dallas Zoo is devastated to announce the accidental death Tuesday evening of Kipenzi, the giraffe calf whose birth on Animal Planet Live captured the hearts of people worldwide.



Bowling for Rhinos: They don’t bowl, but we do!

At first glance, bowling and animal conservation might seem like an odd pair. Two fine things in their own right, but not exactly an automatic match. But for 25 years, zookeepers have made the two go hand-in-hand with Bowling for Rhinos.



A very special little vulture

This little chick is a very big deal. Meet the first white-backed vulture chick hatched in a U.S. zoo in 16 years!



Zoo’s preschoolers become youngest animal experts

Every child wants a WILD adventure. In our Zoo preschool programs, little ones ages 3-5 experience just that – and they become some of the youngest animal experts you’ll ever meet!



As they grow, teens help grow Zoo, too

Did you know the Dallas Zoo has one of the biggest zoological Youth Volunteer Programs in the country? We have space to place more than 400 volunteers at a time in jobs such as Junior Zookeepers, Conservation Guides, Aquarium Guides and Junior Camp Counselors.



Winspear & Amani: From babies to boys

Winspear, who was born July 8, and Amani, who was born July 10, will celebrate their second birthday together on July 11. Please join us at the Cheetah Encounter this Saturday at 9:45 a.m. as these BFFs devour their birthday cake.



10 reasons why you need to see Giants of the Jurassic

Dino fans UNITE! Giants of the Jurassic is here until Sept. 7 – if you haven’t been yet, we highly suggest you stop what you’re doing and get over here.



Attention Kids: How to reap rewards from nature

Make a point this summer to score BIG points with a nature journal! All you have to do is record your observations while spending time in nature.



An amazing spring for our Bird Team

While giraffe and ocelot babies have gotten a lot of attention at the Dallas Zoo this spring, our world-class bird department quietly has been notching success after success in breeding remarkable, threatened animals.




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