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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 nine 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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A gray cockatiel perches on a tree branch.

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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Cheetah sprinting

Cheetah Encounter

Witness Winspear’s incredible speed, and learn how his brother, Labrador retriever Amani gives him the confidence he needs to be an ambassador for his critically endangered species.

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