It’s All Happening at the Fort Worth Zoo

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It’s All Happening at the Fort Worth Zoo

Zoo ready to welcome spring break guests March 9 to 17

FORT WORTH, Texas – Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo. I do believe it; I do believe it's true. Really, It’s All Happening at the Fort Worth Zoo. With more than 7,000 animals in exhibits spread across 64 acres, the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo is set to welcome more than 100,000 North Texans during the nine-day spring break of March 9 to 17.

The Fort Worth Zoo has adopted the popular Simon and Garfunkel tune “At the Zoo” as its spring break theme song and encourages guests to share their favorite zoo/animal/jungle-related songs on the Fort Worth Zoo’s Facebook page.

“Thousands of families visit the Fort Worth Zoo during spring break, giving everyone a little time together in the car,” said Alexis Wilson, Fort Worth Zoo communications director. “While they are planning what to see and where to go in the Zoo, we want them to also discuss their favorite animal songs. From ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ to ‘Hey Hey We’re the Monkeys,’ pop culture has given us too many zoo and animal-related songs to count, and we want hear our guests’ favorites.”

For all things spring break-related at the Fort Worth Zoo, the Zoo’s website has a page full of spring break information.

“Just a fine and fancy ramble to the zoo … But you can take a cross-town bus”

For the ninth year, The T and the Fort Worth Zoo are offering Zoo visitors inexpensive relief to typical spring break traffic and parking. Starting Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 17, 2013, take a ride on the Safari Shuttle, provided by The T. The Safari Shuttle bus will run from Bus Bay A, adjacent to the Trinity Railway Express platform at The T’s downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), to and from the Fort Worth Zoo’s main parking lot entrance during spring break.

The Safari Shuttle will operate an express service to and from the Zoo. Trinity Railway Express (TRE) passengers from Dallas and the Mid-Cities may also conveniently catch the Safari Shuttle from the ITC at no extra charge.

The T’s round-trip Day Pass to ride the Safari Shuttle is $3.50 for adults, $1.75 for seniors 65 and older or with transit agency reduced ID card, children 18 and under, and free for children under age 5. Zoo visitors arriving by the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) train may ride the Safari Shuttle from the ITC free of charge by using their TRE day pass ticket or with a valid weekly, monthly or annual regional pass.

The Safari Shuttle’s route is from the ITC at 1001 Jones Street in downtown Fort Worth to Colonial Parkway, just a short walk from the Zoo’s main entrance. The Safari Shuttle will run every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 17, 2013. The first shuttle leaves the ITC at 9:30 a.m. and the last shuttle leaves the Zoo at 6 p.m. For specific time schedules and to get more information, please call The T’s Customer Service Staff at 817-215-8600 or visit The T’s website.

The Fort Worth Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and children (ages 3 to 12), and toddlers 2 and under are FREE. Admission is half-price every Wednesday.

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the brand new Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.


For further information, contact:

Alexis Wilson, Communications Director