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Dallas Zoo vet’s commitment, thoroughness earn him top AZA honors

As our lead veterinarian, Senior Director of Animal Health Dr. Chris Bonar travels the country inspecting zoos and aquariums up for reaccreditation through the AZA – and his thoroughness has paid off.



A Keeper’s Tale: Extra care for a tiny newborn

When baby Dasher wasn’t receiving the care he needed from his mother, animal care staff stepped in to hand-rear the tiny dik-dik.



Children’s Aquarium was catalyst for renowned oceanographer, UTA professor

As a child, young Ashanti Johnson fell in love with marine science. Yet as a high school senior in landlocked North Texas,
the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park gave her the first taste of what would become a remarkable and inspiring career.



Saving Penguins: A nesting nightmare in South Africa

Over the past 100 years, the population of African penguins has declined from more than two million breeding pairs to slightly more than 20,000 breeding pairs left.



Dallas Zoo totally owns green living

Being green is a way of life. As a conservation organization, we strive to practice what we preach, not just on Earth Day, but every day. We work tirelessly to combine our daily operations with our conservation mission, and we rally our community to do it with us.



Hopping to the rescue: Protecting the critically endangered dusky gopher frog

Amphibians are facing a global extinction crisis – here in our backyards of Texas, to the Costa Rican rain forests and beyond. The troubled dusky gopher frog is fighting to survive in Mississippi and we’ve hopped in to help.



Zoo Corps teens make small impact to help big pollination crisis

Our planet is in the midst of a pollination crisis. Because of human actions, pollinators are facing extinction – making plants around the world unable to reproduce.



My Journey to Borneo: A zookeeper’s dream of learning in the rainforest

Borneo is a place I’ve always dreamed of visiting, but I didn’t think it would ever become a reality.



Tracking fire and wolves: A zookeeper’s trek through the Canadian Rockies

My Earthwatch expedition, made possible through the Dallas Zoo, plunged me into the dense aspen thickets of Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.



Swazi elephants doing well

Our experts have been busy round-the-clock caring for the five elephants we rescued from drought-ravaged Swaziland. We’re happy to report that the new arrivals are doing well!




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