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A Night(s) At The Zoo

Grab your sleeping bag, the warmest coat you can find and your thickest boots - you're spending the night at the Zoo!  One might dare to dream of this reality, but to the knowing zookeeper - it is not the anticipation of fluff, warmth and cuddles. In preparation for what some locals have coined the "Texas Blizzard of 2021", Fort Worth Zoo staff and animal keepers strategized how they would continue routine animal... Read More
at Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Animals in the Snow

Although many animals were warm inside their barns, some ventured out to play in the snow! The Zoo received approximately 3 inches of snow between Feb. 14 to Feb. 17. Not only was this a record amount of snow, but a record forecast, with temperatures dropping into single digits. The snow provided natural enrichment for some animals that foraged for bugs or vegetables that zookeepers placed in the snow.  See the animals interacting with the snow here:  ... Read More
at Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Zoo closed through Sunday, Feb. 21

Update (Feb. 18):  We cannot wait to safely reopen the gates, however it looks like it's going to be a few more days until we can. The Zoo sustained multiple burst pipes around the park and extensive repairs are needed before we can welcome guests back into the Zoo. In anticipation of additional bursts as it warms up, we are shutting off water to certain areas of the park in order to make repairs. We will keep you all updated and look forward to seeing you all soon! Original post:... Read More
at Monday, February 15, 2021

Zoo Closed Feb. 14 - 15

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Zoo will be closed Sunday, Feb. 14 and Monday, Feb.15. All animals have warm barns to retreat to and the aquatic animals have temperature-controlled water. Keepers will be onsite to provide routine care and feeding.  Stay safe and warm!   If you have questions, please email info@fortworthzoo.org Read More
at Saturday, February 13, 2021

Zoo Preschool Closed Feb. 11

Due to inclement weather conditions, Zoo Preschool is closed today, Thursday Feb. 11. If you have questions, please email education@fortworthzoo.org Read More
Posted by Avery Elander at Thursday, February 11, 2021

Baby African penguin born at the Zoo

It’s a … girl!   Our littlest penguin is a girl and following her mother Daisy’s floral namesake, her name is Rosie. She has grown quite a bit since we last saw her, but Rosie is still spending much of her time nesting with her parents. Keep your eyes on the nest boxes in the African penguin exhibit for glimpses of the newest addition.     Have you noticed the rocky structures in the African penguin exhibit? Those nest boxes were created... Read More
at Thursday, January 28, 2021

Chilean Flamingo Chicks

Not one, not two, but 13 Chilean flamingo chicks have hatched at the Zoo in the last several weeks. The chicks are being hand-reared off exhibit but will soon join the rest of the flock in a matter of weeks. Zookeepers have been caring for these fluffy birds around the clock … quite literally! From hatching, they are fed every two hours and as they grow, the feeds become larger and less frequent. The chicks also receive daily walks along the back roads of the Zoo to encourage... Read More
at Friday, January 22, 2021

Virtual Programs at the Zoo

Zoom into the Zoo   This is not your normal conference call. Dial in and you might be surprised to find the joining participants have beaks, tails or even scales! We are now offering programs in a place where pajamas are welcomed, can you guess? At home! Viewers will get to see firsthand how zookeepers take care of the wildlife, what kind of diets the animals require, and learn some fun facts along the way.  Take a look below to learn more about these virtual animal... Read More

Saying "I do" at the Fort Worth Zoo!

Casey and Wendy met each other for the first time at a local establishment in Fort Worth on 7th street through mutual friends. When asked about the that first encounter, Wendy laughed and said, "I didn't want the night to end." The two kept running in to each other and continued to watch as the stars aligned through dating followed by engagement. Casey had previously attended a wedding at the Zoo, and the wild idea to have his own wedding here started formulating... Read More

Member Monday Makeup

                                       Reservations for the first  Member Monday Makeup  on Nov. 23 are now live! Join us for unlimited free train and carousel rides all day, and be sure to stop by The Reserve on your visit between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a tasty treat. (One treat per printed reservation ticket, please.) Hosting friends or family for the... Read More