Zoo Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Social Media Campaign

On September 3rd, 2021, the Gladys Porter Zoo will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. It was on a Friday in 1971 that the Zoo lifted its gate to the public for the first time. To celebrate its 50th birthday, the Gladys Porter Zoo will be launching a social media campaign, which aims to highlight the wonderful community […]

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Two Sharks Debut at Zoo

Since the Gladys Porter Zoo opened in 1971, it has never been the home to nurse sharks, which can grow up to 13 feet. We are excited to announce that we added two males to our collection on January 25th! These two male nurse sharks were brought from the Mississippi Aquarium and are now living […]

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Miracle Baby Gorilla Born

What a surprise!!! Say hello to the Gladys Porter Zoo’s new miracle baby…a baby gorilla! Penney, a 33-year-old female gorilla, to everyone’s surprise, gave birth to a healthy baby on Thursday, August 20th!   Night keepers at the Zoo were astonished to find Penney cradling a newborn in her arms as they were making their […]

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Otterbahn Exhibit Makes a Splash

Check out what’s making a splash at the Gladys Porter Zoo these days . . . North American river otters! Tallulah and Imnaha will be making their public debut in their brand new exhibit on August 28th.  Construction of their new habitat was completed this week and the Zoo’s staff can’t wait to see how […]

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