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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.

Take Action Dallas

Take Action Dallas

Join us as we work to restore habitats for Texas wildlife!

What to expect:

Taking action for wildlife can take many forms. From picking up litter to planting native prairie plants, we’ll do it all! 

What to wear:

Making a difference can be messy, so keep the mud in mind! We recommend wearing long sleeves, pants, and closed-toed shoes.



Saving Monarchs: Prairie Restoration

Saturday, Oct. 21
Saturday, Nov. 18

9-11 a.m.

Dallas Zoo – Monarch Mountain

RSVP October

RSVP November

Saving Mussels: Litter Pick-up

Wednesday, Dec. 6

1-3 p.m.

Dallas Zoo – Cedar Creek


Lights Out, Dallas!

Texas is essential for migratory birds, with millions soaring across our Lone Star skies every spring and fall. Most birds migrate at night, and brightly lit buildings can confuse and disorient them on their journey, resulting in deadly collisions. In the U.S., as many as 1 billion birds die from collisions with buildings every year! Because of light pollution, the DFW metroplex is the 3rd most dangerous area in the United States for migratory birds to travel through.

Throughout fall and spring migrations, collision surveys are conducted in downtown Dallas to assess lights-out efforts. Volunteers play a crucial role – you help save stunned or injured birds, gather valuable data for research, and promote a darker night sky in our community.

Saving Migratory Birds: Collision Monitoring Surveys 

Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29
Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Nov. 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

6-8 a.m.

Downtown Dallas

RSVP October-November