• The Bunny Corral - Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21, 2019.
    The Bunny Corral - Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21, 2019.
    Everyone is invited to “hop” on over to the Zoo’s bunny corral from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bunny Corral is free to visitors with paid regular admission
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  • Dawn Of The Dinosaurs- NOW OPEN
    Dawn Of The Dinosaurs- NOW OPEN
  • Summer Safari Camps – June thru August 2019
    Summer Safari Camps – June thru August 2019
    For kids starting at age 4, these exciting summer camps offer games, stories, zoo tours, and up-close encounters with animals.
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  • Two New Additions Will Soon Enjoy Their New Habitat
    Two New Additions Will Soon Enjoy Their New Habitat
    Gladys Porter Zoo staff are ecstatic to announce the addition of two baby colobus monkeys to the collection.
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  • Giraffe Landing Feeding Experience
    Giraffe Landing Feeding Experience
    Give the memory of a lifetime, the opportunity to feed a giraffe.
  •  Herpetarium Receiving Striking New Feature
    Herpetarium Receiving Striking New Feature
    The Herpetarium at the Gladys Porter Zoo is getting a makeover.
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  •  Now Open - Phase One Tropical Americas, El Mundo Huasteco y Totonaco
    Now Open - Phase One Tropical Americas, El Mundo Huasteco y Totonaco
  • Critically Endangered Orinoco Crocodile Hatches at Gladys Porter Zoo
    Critically Endangered Orinoco Crocodile Hatches at Gladys Porter Zoo
    The Herpetarium staff at the Gladys Porter Zoo is extremely pleased to announce that the pair of rare crocodiles who made a 2,000 mile road trip from Canada to Brownsville, Texas in October 2011 have produced their first offspring.
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  • Conservation Program Gets National Award
    Conservation Program Gets National Award
    The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Gladys Porter Zoo received Top Honors in AZA’s 2015 North American Conservation Award for its Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Binational Conservation Program.
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  • The Bunny Corral - Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21, 2019.
  • Dawn Of The Dinosaurs- NOW OPEN
  • Summer Safari Camps – June thru August 2019
  • Two New Additions Will Soon Enjoy Their New Habitat
  • Giraffe Landing Feeding Experience
  • Herpetarium Receiving Striking New Feature
  • Now Open - Phase One Tropical Americas, El Mundo Huasteco y Totonaco
  • Critically Endangered Orinoco Crocodile Hatches at Gladys Porter Zoo
  • Conservation Program Gets National Award

Bunny Corral

Everyone is invited to “hop” on over to the Zoo’s bunny corral from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Bunny Corral, a visitor’s favorite, will be open across from Small World. The bunnies will be available to pet and docents will be on hand to answer questions about the adorable animals. On Easter Sunday, only the […]

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Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet is the Zoo’s celebration of Earth Day where we bring eco-conscious members of the community together to help share the message of conservation.  From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Zoo will spotlight conservation with fun activities, face painting, and contests for children. Local organizations will also be present to discuss […]

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Jr. Zookeeper Camp

Join the few, the proud, and the hard-working staff that gets to work with wild animals. Find out what it takes to take care of animals and get to help with some of the daily chores at the zoo. The Starlight Safari sleepover is at 6:30 pm on March 16th. (Minimum Age: 7) Hours: 8:30 […]

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Saturday Safari – River Giants

Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too.  Lurking among the plants in the water is a master hunter ready to pounce and devour an unsuspecting fish. Alligator gar are common in fresh waters in the southern U.S. and can grow up to 10 feet in length.  Classes are […]

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Wild Tales 2019

Come listen to a story, meet some of the Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors and even get a free book while supplies last.  Storytelling, face painting, crafts and special play stations will be set-up on Zoo grounds. Tales begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. During Wild Tales everyone gets the discounted school rate to […]

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Saturday Safari – Top Zoo Chef

Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too! Zoo dieticians have to prepare meals for lots of animals every day.  Come help feed some of the zoo’s animals after you learn what they eat.  Classes are designed to give students an opportunity to learn more about exotic animals in […]

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Rocket Launch Party

This year’s Zoofari fundraising event offered many exciting auction items, including the opportunity to name the youngest member of the giraffe herd, a female giraffe born on August 9th. After the high bidding couple, Terry and Laurie Ray, offered to make donation to the Zoo and allow someone else the opportunity match their donation for […]

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Animal Play Day – Joy of Gift Giving

Stop by the Zoo for our “Christmas” themed Animal Play Day to watch our animals interact with special “gift” treats and enrichment items provided by our zookeepers.   Animal Play Days are scheduled events where Zoo animals are given an enrichment item that has a specific theme. Animal enrichment provides novel food and play items to […]

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Holiday Find the Elf Quest

It’s been reported that an elf named Sparky has come to the Gladys Porter Zoo and has been sighted in various areas throughout the Zoo. Our sources tell us that he comes from the North Pole and was sent by Santa to decide whether our animals have been naughty or nice. He has been reporting […]

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Saturday Safari – Pets 101

Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too.  Are you ready for a pet? Come learn from the animal experts about taking care of animals. Get your pet questions answered at the Zoo.  Classes are designed to give students an opportunity to learn more about exotic animals in the […]

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