Reopening Go Fund Me Campaign

With no visitors — and no income — over the past 70 days, your donations from our first fundraising campaign sustained us into early May, ensuring our animals had the best of care. Thankfully, the time has come to reopen, but we need your help once again.  With an anticipated opening in early June, we […]

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Update on Coronavirus

Effective immediately, the Gladys Porter Zoo will remain closed to the public until further notice. The decision to close the Zoo was a difficult one, however, the health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals is our top priority.  Even though there have not been any recorded cases of COVID-19 in Brownsville, it is […]

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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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