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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Zoo Closing on Weekdays Now Offering Evening Hours

Effective Monday, July 20th, the Gladys Porter Zoo will be changing its hours of operation until further notice. The Zoo will now only be open to the public during the following days and times: on Friday evenings, gates are open from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and guests will be allowed to stay on Zoo […]

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How You Can Help

In order to continue giving our animals the care they need and deserve, the Zoo is in need of emergency funding during this pandemic.  Listed below are several ways you can help.   Make a donation to our Go Fund Me Campaign Please support our GoFundMe campaign by making a donation and then sharing it with […]

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