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You may notice some empty bird and pig/hog habitats, as well as altered programming, as we take precautions for the time being to protect our animals against cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that has been reported within 50 miles. We hope you understand, and we apologize for any disruption in your visit.

Encounters & Experiences

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Encounters and Experiences

We hope your visit to the Dallas Zoo is one you won’t soon forget!

Be sure to check out these animal encounters and special experiences along the way as you discover our 2,000+ animals.

Keeper Chat

Keeper Chats

Learn more about your favorite Dallas Zoo animals from the zoologists who care for them!

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Giraffe Feedings

Dallas Zoo is home to seven reticulated giraffes. Get up close with these gentle giants at our giraffe feeding platform on the Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge.

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Birds Landing

Get up-close with nearly two dozen species of birds from around the globe in this unique, interactive aviary.

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Wild Encounters

Head to the Wild Encounters Stage to get up close with a variety of animals, like fascinating reptiles, free-flighted birds, porcupines, and much more.

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Wonders of the Wild

Grab a seat in the amphitheater, and get ready to discover the Wonders of the Wild! Our zoologists will introduce you to amazing animals from around the world, like precocious penguins, high-flying birds of prey, and more.

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