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The Gladys Porter Zoo is an oasis nestled in the center of Brownsville, Texas. With 26 acres of lush tropical plants and some 1,600 animals, the Gladys Porter Zoo is known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife.

Russell Aquatic Ecology Center – Now Open! Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Russell Aquatic Center at the Gladys Porter Zoo is all about the aquatic habitats of South Texas and the animals and plants that live there.MORE

::: Dinosaurs Safari March 15th - July 6th :::

Dinosaurs Safari – March 15th - July 6th

Walk back in time to discover a world ruled by giants. Dinosaur Safari features new animatronic dinosaurs not previously displayed at Zoo, along with visitor favorite, the T-Rex. Plus real fossils, and interactive activities. News

::: Loss of Komodo Dragon :::

Gladys Porter Zoo Mourns the Loss of Komodo Dragon

The Gladys Porter Zoo staff mourns the loss of one of its most impressive and cherished creatures.  Jahat, a male Komodo dragon, passed away in his behind-the-scenes quarters during the night of Thursday, April 17. Giraffe Exhibit

::: Wild Tales:::

Saturday Morning Safari – January - May 2014

Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too! Just make sure you call to reserve your space by registering now for any or all of the classes. Each class includes arts & crafts, Zoo tour, animal encounters and snacks. News


Adults: $10.00

Children (2-13) $7.00
Children under 2 free

Seniors (over 65): $8.50

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m
Saturday- Sunday 9:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m
Open Everyday

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