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Dallas Zoo helps individuals with dementia reconnect with nature and wildlife

Zoo partners with Alzheimer’s Association to offer free program to participants and caregivers DALLAS (Feb. 22, 2019) – The Dallas Zoo is welcoming a new audience through its gates free of charge – individuals with early-stage dementia. The new memory …



Dallas Zoo helps lead international emergency rescue to save over 1,800 flamingo chicks in South Africa

Zoo sends vital funds and staff overseas to assist in lifesaving effort DALLAS (Feb. 12, 2019) – The most urgent, wide-scale rescue of wild lesser flamingo chicks in South Africa is underway after 1,800 chicks were found abandoned at their …



Dallas Zoo staffers awarded nearly $70,000 in funding from National Geographic Society for conservation work

Penguin nesting project and amphibian conservation to be funded through National Geographic Society Grants DALLAS (Jan. 9, 2019) – Two of Dallas Zoo’s team members will join the ranks of renowned conservationists, like Jane Goodall and Jacques Cousteau, as National …



Dallas Zoo’s admission drops to $8 during Penguin Days Presented by Highland Capital Management

  DALLAS (Dec. 28, 2018) – As the temperature drops in the New Year, so does the price of admission at the Dallas Zoo. From Jan. 2 to Feb. 28, guests can visit Texas’s oldest and largest zoo for just …



Dallas Zoo devastated by sudden loss of male hippo Adhama

DALLAS (Oct. 10, 2018) – Dallas Zoo is saddened to announce that 7-year-old male hippo Adhama passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening. The hippo keepers and our veterinary team had been monitoring Adhama’s health since late last week, after observing some …



IT’S A GIRL! Meet Saambili, Dallas Zoo’s first baby gorilla in 20 years

Zoo names baby after influential Congolese gorilla caretaker DALLAS (July 20, 2018) – The Dallas Zoo is proud to share that its first critically endangered gorilla born in 20 years is a female named Saambili (sam-BEE-lee). Born on June 25, …



BIG BABY NEWS! Dallas Zoo welcomes its first baby gorilla in 20 years

DALLAS (July 2, 2018) – Dallas Zoo staff are smiling big after welcoming the zoo’s first baby gorilla in 20 years on Monday, June 25. This also marks the fifth baby gorilla the zoo has cared for in nearly 50 …



MEET WITTEN! Dallas Zoo names male giraffe calf after retired football legend Jason Witten

DALLAS (May 4, 2018) – It’s a name fit for a 5-foot-9, 145-pound male giraffe calf and, of course, a 15-year career-span football legend. The Dallas Zoo – which was named today as the nation’s 7th Best Zoo in the …



Dallas Zoo debuts schedule, announces Reliant as new sponsor for annual Safari Nights concert series

  Live bands, entertainment, and special animal encounters highlight the schedule  each Saturday night at Safari Nights Presented by Reliant   DALLAS (April 16, 2018) – The Dallas Zoo’s popular Safari Nights concert series kicks off its sixth season on April …



Plastic water bottles and plastic bags go extinct at the Dallas Zoo

New sustainable approach includes canned water, canvas bags for guests to purchase DALLAS (Feb. 8, 2018) – The Dallas Zoo is leaving the plastic bag and water bottle behind. In lieu of plastic, guests are encouraged to purchase canned water …




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