New at the Zoo

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!

Everything you need to know about the  Toyota Children’s Ranch and Petting Corral , opening May 30. On May 30, the Fort Worth Zoo, in partnership with Toyota Motor North America, will open the  Toyota Children’s Ranch and Petting Corral , an interactive experience that will bring zoo-goers closer to the action. This new experience will feature spacious corrals with goats, miniature donkeys, pigs, and other farm animal favorites that guests can interact with. Here are... Read More
at Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stingray Cove now open!

The Zoo announced today the grand opening of Stingray Cove , an all-new interactive exhibit where guests can get up close to and touch a variety of stingrays and small sharks as they swim through the shallow saltwater pool. As an added bonus, guests can also feed the rays. Learn more about the Zoo's newest exhibit here . Read More
at Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Cast your vote for the Fort Worth Zoo!

And once again, the Fort Worth Zoo has been nominated as a top zoo! This time, we're nominated in TWO categories for USA Today’s list of 10 Best. We're in the running for Best Zoo and Best Zoo Exhibit (for African Savanna AND the Museum of Living Art ). WE NEED YOUR HELP to secure the Zoo’s positions in the final Top 10! You can vote once a day, every day, for each category until April 22 , so help us take the top spots! Follow the links, cast your votes, share... Read More

African Savanna is now open!

We're thrilled to introduce the Zoo’s new 10-acre African Savanna , which includes a mixed-species space, giraffe feeding, underwater hippo viewing, multiple yards for southern black rhinos and exotic bird aviaries. Come visit and get closer to animals like never before!  Read More
at Thursday, April 26, 2018

Not one, not two … but 11 Komodo dragons hatch at the Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo celebrates conservation success with hatchings of Komodo dragons For the first time in its 108-year history, the Fort Worth Zoo proudly announces the hatchings of 11 Komodo dragons. Upon hatching, the juveniles were approximately 12 to 15 inches long and weighed less than half a pound each – or about as much as a bar of soap. This reptile is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The female Komodo dragon came to the Zoo in... Read More
Posted by Avery Elander at Monday, December 11, 2017

Plight of the black rhino

Once one of the most widespread and numerous rhino species in the world, the global black rhino population declined by 97 percent from 1970 to 1992. The critically endangered species’ plight can be largely blamed on two major threats: poaching and habitat alteration. Rhino poaching, which is illegal hunting, occurs largely in an effort to procure rhino horn. It’s estimated that an average of three rhinos are killed each day to feed the demand for the rhino horn on the black... Read More
at Wednesday, November 1, 2017

What’s black and white and cute all over?

Fort Worth Zoo announces birth of Grant’s zebra foal On Aug. 25, the Fort Worth Zoo welcomed a male Grant’s zebra foal to the herd. At birth, the soon-to-be named foal weighed approximately 60 to 70 pounds and stood roughly 30 inches tall.  When fully grown, he will weigh up to 650 to 750 pounds and measure about 48 inches from shoulder to hoof. This is the first foal for mom Roxie and the first zebra birth at the Fort Worth Zoo since 1996. The Fort Worth Zoo houses... Read More
Posted by Avery Elander at Friday, August 25, 2017