Fort Worth Zoo celebrates Texas Wild! anniversary with special adoptions
July 15, 2011
Adopt a wild one for a loved one
FORT WORTH, Texas – Help the Zoo celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Texas Wild! exhibit by adopting a native Texas animal.
For just $10 you can select and name your adopted animal, and the Zoo will send a Texas Wild!-themed adoption e-card on your behalf. The Texas Wild! animals available for adoption include: Aplomado falcon, bobcat, burrowing owl, coati, Texas horned lizard, indigo snake, jaguar, mountain lion, ocelot, otter, swift fox, Texas longhorn and Texas tortoise.
Home to nearly 7,000 exotic animals that represent more than 500 species, the Fort Worth Zoo spends more than $1 million a year feeding all of its wild residents. “Adopting” one of the Zoo’s animals contributes to its care and feeding for one full year.
The Zoo is also hosting a members-only anniversary event on Friday, August 5 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Texas Wild!. Members and their guests will enjoy a barbecue dinner, western-themed entertainment, keeper chats, animal enrichment activities and more.
In 2001, the Fort Worth Zoo debuted Texas Wild!, an 8-acre exhibit that embodies the unique spirit of Texas, its natural history and ecological future. Built around a turn-of-the-century Texas town, the exhibit assembles six distinct regions of Texas and houses nearly 300 animals representing more than 100 species, including approximately 12 endangered and threatened species. The exhibit is also home to several of the Zoo’s conservation projects including the Texas horned lizard, jaguar and Kemp’s Ridley turtle.
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