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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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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