Zoo Staff Mourns Loss of Beloved Tiger, Noj

The staff of the Gladys Porter Zoo is sad to announce the passing of Noj, one of its treasured adult tigers. Thirteen-year-old Noj was humanely euthanized on July 7, 2021.  He had been under intense medical care for 3 years due to thyroid and pancreatic insufficiencies. During that time, he was given a specialized diet, […]

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Cassowary Chicks Hatch

Gladys Porter Zoo staff is ecstatic to announce that we once again had three baby cassowaries hatch. It had been 24 years since our last successful cassowary brood hatched an egg, which was in 1997.  Since Irwin aka Junior, our 6 year old male cassowary, is a first time dad, we want to wish him a Happy Father’s […]

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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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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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