Here’s Your Chance to Win a 2022 Jeep Wrangler for $100

Gladys Porter Zoo is celebrating its 51st year in 2022!  And to make it extra special, we are excited to announce that Boggus Tipton is donating a 2022 Jeep Wrangler to be raffled as part of our annual Zoofari fundraiser.  Tickets are now on sale for $100 and can be purchased at the Zoo office, at gpz.org, or […]

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Endangered Baby Giraffe Lands at Zoo

Rocket, a beloved giraffe at the Gladys Porter Zoo, became a mother for the first time; she gave birth to a calf on February 23rd. The male calf was born on exhibit but was placed behind-the-scenes in a private barn to bond with mom. He is now ready to launch into visitors’ hearts and can […]

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The Passing of an Iconic Gorilla Patriarch

Gladys Porter Zoo staff are mourning the passing of Lamydoc (pronounced luh-MY-dok), the patriarch of the Zoo’s multi-generational Western lowland gorilla troop. On the afternoon of February 22nd, Lamydoc was humanely euthanized due to declining health. He was estimated to be approximately 60 years old, well past the average life expectancy for Western lowland gorillas.  […]

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Cassowary Chicks Make Public Debut

Gladys Porter Zoo staff is excited to announce that our three baby cassowaries are now on exhibit for the public to see.  Tobin, Heath and Powell are located right next to their parents at the Australian Exhibit. We can’t wait for you to meet them! It had been 24 years since our last successful cassowary brood […]

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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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