BPUB Taps Divers to Clean Out Resacas at Gladys Porter Zoo

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) has contracted with American Underwater Services (AUS) to use divers to clean out the resaca system at Gladys Porter Zoo as part of BPUB’s Resaca Restoration Project. BPUB used a large dredger to clean the Cemetery Resaca and Dean Porter Park Resaca, but

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Gladys Porter Zoo Joins National Effort to Save Animals From Extinction

Today is the 10th Anniversary of Endangered Species Day, and to highlight the growing importance of working on saving endangered species from extinction, Gladys Porter Zoo will ask visitors to imagine a world without Western lowland gorillas and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. “Let’s face it. If there were no more gorillas or Kemp’s ridley sea […]

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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. Weighing in at 63 grams and just over 10 inches in length, “Karel,” as he has […]

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STATEMENT REGARDING LOSS OF GORILLA

“The loss of Harambe has deeply saddened the staff of the Gladys Porter Zoo. Each of us . . . those who raised him, those who cared for him daily, and those who simply admired him as he grew into a magnificent silverback . . . are dealing with his tragic loss in his or […]

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