New at the Zoo

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

Red, white and Zoo

It’s the Fourth of July and yes, we’re open! Come celebrate Independence Day with some of our favorite American animals, all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Name: Bald eagle Range: North America Zoo location: Brush Country area of  Texas Wild!   Name: American alligator Range: United States Zoo location:  Texas Wild!   Name: North American river otter Range: North America Zoo location:  Texas Wild! Read More
at Thursday, July 4, 2019

Zoo hours officially change: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

It’s July 1, which means it’s almost a holiday weekend and the Fort Worth Zoo hours have changed. From July 1 to October 27 , the Zoo will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week.  Be sure to note our new hours and stop by your favorite exhibits, whether that’s feeding the giraffes in  African Savanna , brushing the goats in  Toyota Children’s Ranch , catching a keeper chat with Daisy the hippopotamus, and everything in between. ... Read More
at Monday, July 1, 2019

Tongues out for World Giraffe Day

Tongues out for World Giraffe Day ! We're excited to have a full day dedicated to celebrating these animals and raising awareness about the challenges that giraffes face in the wild. In particular, the reticulated giraffe is now considered endangered by the  IUCN Red List , facing rapid population decline over the past few decades. The reticulated giraffe is found in northern Kenya and is distinguishable from other subspecies because of its large orange-brown spots that... Read More
at Friday, June 21, 2019

First ever Donuts with Dad!

Hey, Zoo members – it’s almost Father’s Day! Are you still looking for the perfect way to celebrate? Grab Dad and come hungry Saturday, June 15, for the Fort Worth Zoo’s first ever  Donuts with Dad , an event exclusive to Zoo members.  Join us down in Texas Town from 8 to 10 a.m. to enjoy early exhibit openings in  Texas Wild! , themed animal enrichment and free train and carousel rides – and yes, that includes early access to the brand new  ... Read More
at Tuesday, June 11, 2019

June: the month of Member Mondays

Once again, the Fort Worth Zoo is offering Member Mondays, exclusive to Zoo members. Happening every Monday during the month of June, the Zoo will open one hour early at 9 a.m. just for Zoo members and their guests – just one more way to say thank you for being a Zoo member! Member Mondays include early opening to Safari Splash, Stingray Cove and Texas Nature Traders, as well as free train and carousel rides. Not a member, but want to join in on the fun? Check out  these wild... Read More
at Saturday, June 1, 2019

Toyota Children's Ranch and Petting Corral now open!

The Children’s Ranch and Petting Corral will be closed temporarily in order to address an ongoing issue with the brick flooring. Anyone who has visited the area has probably noticed buckling sidewalks and bricks popping out of place. This has been a problem since the first days of opening the exhibit, and it’s a problem we cannot permanently solve while the space is filled with people and animals. We are addressing the issue promptly and will re-open as soon as possible. Thank you... Read More
at Thursday, May 30, 2019