New at the Zoo - February 2021

Keepers spend the night at the Zoo during storm

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