Medical Miracle, Lalo the Giraffe, Passes Away After 12 Years

It is with heavy hearts that Zoo staff announce the passing of a beloved member of its reticulated giraffe herd, Lalo. Lalo was humanely euthanized on Tuesday, January 25th due to complications stemming from a leg injury he sustained in his youth. The injury had begun to significantly impact his quality of life.  When he […]

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Malfunction Leads to Unexpected Tragedy at Stingray Landing

Zoo staff are devastated to share the news of the tragic passing of their group of stingrays residing at Stingray Landing at the Russell Aquatic Ecology Center. The group consisted of Atlantic rays, cownose rays, Southern rays and yellow rays. The loss was noted by the morning shift of aquarists early in the day on […]

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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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