New at the Zoo

Animal Toy Drive

Planning a Zoo visit during winter break? Consider bringing a new toy for the animals. You can now donate enrichment toys and items to your favorite Zoo animals - since they all made the Nice List! All donations can be dropped in the donation boxes by the Zoo ticket booths, outside the turnstiles from Dec. 20 to Jan. 5. Examples of donations (all items are $25 or less and can be easily purchased at pet stores or craft stores) : Parrot toys Kong... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Fort Worth Zoo Gift Guide

Still searching for holiday gifts? Take a look at the Zoo's holiday gift guide and find a little something for everyone on your list! Through membership, behind-the-scenes tours or Zoo camps, introduce someone to the wonderment of wildlife and the animal kingdom. Holiday Gift Guide Read More

It's Toddler Time at the Fort Worth Zoo!

Bring your little ones for a fun time at the Zoo during Toddler Time! Throughout the fall, enjoy Zoo admission, story time, and an art activity featuring a Zoo animal favorite. More information can be found on our website under Education . Read More

New homeschool programs unveiled

Homeschool Day is Oct. 3 Calling all homeschoolers! Our annual fall Home School Day is on the calendar for October 3, where our homeschooled visitors will experience a fun-filled educational day with animal favorites and zookeeper fun facts. Go to our website under Education to buy your tickets today (and yes, there’s a discount if you’re a Zoo member!) Homeschool Art Classes Hey, homeschoolers! This fall, homeschooled 9-12 year old’s are invited to... Read More

Get wild for college student memberships

Calling all college students ... wanting to get wild? Check out our new discounted college student Zoo memberships, valid with a current university ID. In addition to exclusive member events throughout the year, membership also gets you discounts on admission prices and gift shop goodies. Check out all of the perks of becoming a Zoo member under Membership on our website.  Read More

Behind-the-scenes giraffe experience now available

Exciting news! Our behind-the-scenes Giraffe Experience is now available, where guests will have the opportunity to meet our herd in the giraffe barn and learn about diets, enrichment, training and more. This exclusive experience is literally head and shoulders above the rest. More information and registration now available on our website under Behind the Scenes . Read More

Caribbean flamingo chicks hatch

New chicks on the block -- Caribbean flamingo chicks recently hatched at the Fort Worth Zoo. As part of the Zoo's ongoing conservation efforts on behalf of the species, the hatching of these chicks will continue to create genetically healthy populations of the Caribbean flamingo, both at the Zoo and in the wild.  Since 2017, Zoo staff has been dedicated to conservation efforts on behalf of the Caribbean flamingo, traveling to the Bahamas to mark, identify and monitor flocks of... Read More
at Saturday, July 27, 2019

Zookeeper Week 2019

Today marks the beginning of Zookeeper Week, kickstarted by the American Association of Zoo Keepers as a weeklong celebration of the animal keeper’s role as educators and wildlife ambassadors. This year’s theme includes highlighting how great animal care and conservation efforts require teamwork – and we couldn’t agree more. At the Fort Worth Zoo, we’re proud of the incredible care we are able to provide for our animals, and it’s all because of the... Read More
at Monday, July 22, 2019

Stay Cool summer adoption package now available!

Stay Cool summer adoption package now available! Temperatures have hit triple digits, which means it’s time to stay cool and chill out at the Fort Worth Zoo – and what better way to do that than with our North American river otter! Starting at $40, the Stay Cool adoption package includes a North American river otter plush, coloring kit and more, with proceeds from the adoption program going to the care and feeding of Zoo animals. Check out our newest adoption package ... Read More
at Friday, July 19, 2019

What is enrichment and why do we do it?

Happy birthday to our littlest elephant in the herd, Belle! She turned six years old last weekend and celebrated in style with a unicorn themed birthday party, receiving from her keepers special items such as ice blocks, new enrichment items and treats. But this birthday bash was more than a celebration – it also served as enrichment for the little elephant and her herd. But what is enrichment and why do we do it? Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Behavioral Advisory Group... Read More
at Monday, July 8, 2019