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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Baby Gorilla Born on Cinco de Mayo

Our proud gorilla parents, 11-year-old Margaret & 26-year-old Mbundi, as well as the entire Gladys Porter Zoo staff, are excited about the birth of a baby Western lowland gorilla. The baby, weighing in at 2.22 kg (4.8 lbs), was born in the early morning hours on Sunday, May 5th. Margaret and her baby are doing […]

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Rare Monitor Lizards on Exhibit in Herpetarium

We have two very special lizards new to the zoo!  These are Gray’s monitors (Varanus olivaceus), also called Butaan dragons! They came to us from the Los Angeles Zoo. We are very happy to have them on display in a newly renovated exhibit inside the Herpetarium. Native to the Philippine Islands, Gray’s monitors are unique in terms of […]

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