New at the Zoo

Construction Update

                                              Upon entering the Zoo this winter, you may feel like you're entering a construction zone. Don't let that stop you from having a great day at the Fort Worth Zoo! There is construction taking place in the front plaza and we want to update you on a few changes happening right now at the Zoo: During the winter months,... Read More

We're open Thanksgiving Day

                                                    Spend time with family (or escape them) at the Fort Worth Zoo on Thanksgiving Day! That's right, we are open, but with a few modifications: Online reservations are necessary prior to arrival. All ticket booths will be closed. POGO Pass holders and anyone with prepurchased green Zoo tickets do not... Read More

Celebrating 10 years of MOLA

                                             Ten years ago, many reptile houses in zoos were closing. A trend had emerged among zoos to arrange exhibits around a zoographical theme that involved mixing large animals with the small – leaving many of the reptiles and amphibians in the shadows. The Fort Worth Zoo, home of the original herpetarium, found... Read More

Grand Cayman iguana hatching!

  This is a first for us! We’re incredibly proud to announce the hatching of two Grand Cayman iguanas here at the Fort Worth Zoo! This iguana is an endangered species and around 20 years ago, less than 10 individuals remained in the wild. Thanks to managed breeding and conservation programs, that number has climbed to over 700, however feral cats and dogs are still major threats to the species’ survival. The two hatchlings are growing in a behind-the-scenes area of the... Read More

Let's talk Texas horned lizard conservation

                                                  Fort Worth Zoo Curator of Ectotherms Diane Barber shares what made this recent Texas horned lizard release so important. Earlier in October, we released 105 Texas horned lizards into their native range at Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area. In total, 260 lizards were released this year and 205 of those... Read More

Meet Rupert - the Zoo's new baby penguin!

It’s a boy! 🐧💙 This little fluff hatched a few weeks ago to new parents, Penny and Tom. You may have noticed nesting behaviors from some of the African penguins as all of this happened in their outdoor exhibit! Traditionally, both parents take turns sitting on the nest and feeding and caring for their young. Rupert, the newest addition, will match his parents in size within a few months, but it will be a while before he loses his juvenile feathers and receives the... Read More

Big cats to temporarily leave the Zoo in November

Big things are happening at the Fort Worth Zoo. The new African Savanna continues to be a visitor favorite. Elephant Springs is set to open in spring of 2021, bringing incredible additions and changes to the elephant exhibit. But before that exhibit debuts, we’ll break ground on phase three of our A Wilder Vision master plan: Hunters of Africa & Asian Predators . This new exhibit will include reimagined, renovated and new habitats for the Zoo’s big cats, along with... Read More

It's a boy!

                                                                                                       The giraffe herd grew by 6 feet and 2 inches! A male calf was born to mom Acacia on June 15 and can now be seen out on exhibit... Read More

Personal Video Message

Whether you want to make a celebration even more special, or just brighten someone’s day, send them a personalized video from their favorite animal at the Fort Worth Zoo! We are excited to offer the opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind video to help make special moments even more memorable.   Our animals are here to help you celebrate all of life’s occasions – a new job, an engagement, purchasing a new home, a new baby, or simply reminding someone how much you... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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