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Category Archives: Zoo News


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 …



Dallas Zoo’s admission drops to $7 during Penguin Days

    Presented by Highland Capital Management   DALLAS (Jan. 1, 2018) – The Dallas Zoo is ringing in the New Year with a cool deal this winter. From Jan. 3 to Feb. 28, guests can visit Texas’s oldest and …



Introducing Dallas Zoo Lights, a bright new holiday celebration

Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant will be a must-see on your holiday to-do list   DALLAS (Sept. 7, 2017) – The Dallas Zoo will debut a new seasonal tradition starting this November, hosting its inaugural holiday celebration – Dallas …



Dallas Zoo kicks off summer with Safari Nights concert series

Saturday nights will be a jammin’ good time this summer at the Dallas Zoo during the popular annual Safari Nights concert series. Guests can dance among the animals and under the stars every Saturday night through July 15. Some of …



Hippos, hippos, hooray! Dallas Zoo opens new $14 million exhibit

Simmons Hippo Outpost, home to ‘river horses’ Adhama and Boipelo, is the first major expansion at Texas’s oldest zoo since 2010 The Dallas Zoo will open its new $14 million, 2.1-acre Simmons Hippo Outpost, an immersive African waterhole habitat that includes …



‘National Geographic Photo Ark’ exhibition to spotlight endangered species

The Dallas Zoo and National Geographic are showcasing a one-of-a-kind project through the national launch of a traveling exhibition, “National Geographic Photo Ark,” opening at the Dallas Zoo on Thursday, April 20. Featuring the remarkable work of National Geographic photographer …




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