New at the Zoo - February 2016

Meet Our Cubs

The Fort Worth Zoo’s newest members of the pride were born this spring, on March 29, to parents Abagebe and Jabulani. Weighing only 2 pounds at birth, the two female African lion cubs will grow to weigh up to 275 pounds, while the male cub could weigh more than 400 pounds. Abagebe and Jabulani were born at a South African wildlife facility and arrived at the Zoo in 2012. The Zoo’s wildlife partnerships are global, and the lions’ unique genetic material makes them a valuable asset in the... Read More
Posted by Hannah Hodges at Monday, February 1, 2016

Say hi to the herd!

In January 2015, the Fort Worth Zoo welcomed a female giraffe calf. Dilly, meaning “great” or “magnificent,” was born a towering 6 feet tall and with a heart-shaped marking on her neck. See if you can spot her with the rest of the herd in the African Savannah exhibit. The giraffe is the tallest of all living land animals. Its legs alone are often taller than most humans. The average height of a mature adult giraffe ranges from 15 to almost 20 feet, with males being... Read More
Posted by Hannah Hodges at Monday, February 1, 2016