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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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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