Herpetarium Receiving Striking New Features

The Herpetarium at the Gladys Porter Zoo is getting a makeover. Thanks to the generosity of many Zoofari 2016 attendees who contributed to the event’s Fund-A-Need campaign, the building will be getting some exciting updates. Renovations include removing the tiled barrier that bisected the main tour route through the Herpetarium and replacing it with new […]

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Tropical Americas & El Mundo Huasteco Totonaco Exhibit Unveiled

The Gladys Porter Zoo unveiled a brand new outdoor exhibit: Tropical Americas & El Mundo Huasteco Totonaco. The completion of this pair of exhibits is phase one of a larger plan to bring a bit of Tropical America to Brownsville, Texas. El Mundo Huasteco Totonaco features a newly constructed exhibit that will be home to […]

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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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