Rotary Club Decision Offers Zoo Relief

Officers of The Rotary Club of Brownsville Charitable Foundation voted unanimously to modify the terms of its giving campaign, granting the Gladys Porter Zoo use of $16,000 to help keep the Zoo in operation. The Zoo had previously obtained the funds from the Foundation for the purpose of conducting a specific project. When the city-wide […]

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Zoo Closing on Weekdays Now Offering Evening Hours

Effective Monday, July 20th, the Gladys Porter Zoo will be changing its hours of operation until further notice. The Zoo will now only be open to the public during the following days and times: on Friday evenings, gates are open from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and guests will be allowed to stay on Zoo […]

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Warthogs Now on Exhibit

Never before seen at the Zoo.  They have finally arrived! Two male warthogs (Phacocherus africanus) have made their debut this week at the Gladys Porter Zoo. These two brothers, Leonardo and Rollo, arrived from the Indianapolis Zoo and have earned the title of Gladys Porter Zoo’s very first warthogs. They may not be the most […]

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Colobus Monkeys: Jumping with Joy

The Eastern Angolan colobus monkeys at the Gladys Porter Zoo are jumping with joy for their new outdoor exhibit. Colobus Crossing, located behind Small World, features a skywalk that allows the colobus to traverse over the heads of Zoo guests. It leads from their current indoor exhibit to an expansive outdoor habitat. The exhibit also […]

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