New at the Zoo

Father's Day Adoption Packages

Celebrate Father’s Day with the gift of a black rhino adoption!   Did you know the Zoo spends more than $1 million a year feeding its wild residents? Each adoption supports the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals, like our three black rhinos. The Fort Worth Zoo is a nonprofit organization that relies on admission revenue for operating dollars. While we are thrilled to be open to the public again, your gift is especially appreciated as our dedicated staff never... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Monday, June 8, 2020

Mother's Day Adoption Packages

Our love for moms knows no distance Celebrate Mother's Day by adopting a giraffe in honor of Mom this year! The adoption fees contribute to the care and feeding of our herd for one full year. In addition to our regular adoption package, we are offering an all-digital package, which provides a no-contact way to celebrate the occasion. We know that this is a financially difficult time for many, so the digital adoption gift can be purchased with a pay-what-you-can donation. We want to... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Sunday, April 19, 2020

Spring Break: What to Know Before You Go

  Skip the line and purchase tickets ahead of time.             You can purchase tickets here. Beat the traffic and take the Safari Xpress (March 7 – 15) Get shuttle information, including times and fares here. Allow extra time for traffic and parking Designated Fort Worth police officers will be onsite directing traffic and coordinating with Zoo staff to keep visitors moving into one of our multiple... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Fort Worth Zoo is seeing pink!

  The Fort Worth Zoo proudly announces the successful hatching of its 300th lesser flamingo chick ( Phoenicopterus minor) . This is the 20th chick to hatch just this year. Lesser flamingos are extremely difficult to breed in managed populations and reproduce less than any other flamingo species found in U.S. zoos. The Fort Worth Zoo boasts the most successful lesser flamingo breeding program in the world, a program that began in 2002. Fort Worth Zoo staff has worked diligently over... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sensory Day

To the families who came out for our first-ever Sensory Day, we hope you had an enjoyable experience connecting with wildlife and making memories with friends and family. A huge thank you to Therapy and Beyond and to students from the University of North Texas and Parker University for their help and participation in the event. Sensory-Friendly Day was specially designed for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as others who have sensory sensitivities. Some sensory-sensitive... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Friday, February 14, 2020

Australian Wildlife Rescue Efforts

A group of animal care volunteers from several North American zoos, including Susan Kleven, the director of the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville, have landed in Australia along with Fort Worth Zoo-donated supplies to support their efforts. The mission is currently underway at a temporary field hospital in the burn zone under the lead of Jodie Blackney, founder of Bushfire Wildlife Rescue and Support. Each member of the team has experience hand-rearing marsupials and they expect to put that... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Friday, February 14, 2020

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