New at the Zoo - July 2019

Caribbean flamingo chicks hatch

New chicks on the block -- Caribbean flamingo chicks recently hatched at the Fort Worth Zoo. As part of the Zoo's ongoing conservation efforts on behalf of the species, the hatching of these chicks will continue to create genetically healthy populations of the Caribbean flamingo, both at the Zoo and in the wild.  Since 2017, Zoo staff has been dedicated to conservation efforts on behalf of the Caribbean flamingo, traveling to the Bahamas to mark, identify and monitor flocks of... Read More
at Saturday, July 27, 2019

Zookeeper Week 2019

Today marks the beginning of Zookeeper Week, kickstarted by the American Association of Zoo Keepers as a weeklong celebration of the animal keeper’s role as educators and wildlife ambassadors. This year’s theme includes highlighting how great animal care and conservation efforts require teamwork – and we couldn’t agree more. At the Fort Worth Zoo, we’re proud of the incredible care we are able to provide for our animals, and it’s all because of the... Read More
at Monday, July 22, 2019

Stay Cool summer adoption package now available!

Stay Cool summer adoption package now available! Temperatures have hit triple digits, which means it’s time to stay cool and chill out at the Fort Worth Zoo – and what better way to do that than with our North American river otter! Starting at $40, the Stay Cool adoption package includes a North American river otter plush, coloring kit and more, with proceeds from the adoption program going to the care and feeding of Zoo animals. Check out our newest adoption package ... Read More
at Friday, July 19, 2019

What is enrichment and why do we do it?

Happy birthday to our littlest elephant in the herd, Belle! She turned six years old last weekend and celebrated in style with a unicorn themed birthday party, receiving from her keepers special items such as ice blocks, new enrichment items and treats. But this birthday bash was more than a celebration – it also served as enrichment for the little elephant and her herd. But what is enrichment and why do we do it? Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Behavioral Advisory Group... Read More
at Monday, July 8, 2019

Red, White and Zoo

It’s the Fourth of July and yes, we’re open! Come celebrate Independence Day with some of our favorite American animals, all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Name: Bald eagle Range: North America Zoo location: Brush Country area of  Texas Wild!   Name: American alligator Range: United States Zoo location:  Texas Wild!   Name: North American river otter Range: North America Zoo location:  ... Read More
at Thursday, July 4, 2019