New at the Zoo - July 2021

First Successful Barton Springs Salamander Hatchlings

This extremely small species is rare to find in zoo collections. The first successful breeding at the Fort Worth Zoo resulted in 30 salamander hatchlings from 2019 and 2020. This species serves as part of a refugia population, meaning it was once a more widespread species that is now only supported in an isolated location. This is often due to climate change, geography or human activities. The Barton Springs salamander has one of the smallest geographical areas of any vertebrate... Read More
at Thursday, July 29, 2021

It's National Zookeeper Week!

We are thankful for the many keepers and staff here at the Zoo who work tirelessly and passionately to provide the upmost animal care and enrichment for the Zoo's 7,000 animals! Here’s what our Zoo campers have to say about the zookeepers!   Check out our Instagram story highlight, “Zoo Crew,” sharing stories from keeper-to-keeper, quotes from our operations staff, engineering and facility maintenance, all to shine a light on the work seen and unseen of the... Read More
at Thursday, July 22, 2021

New Hours

New Operating Hours   As summer continues, the Fort Worth Zoo will be operating an hour earlier! Open everyday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for everyone (July 5 through Aug. 31) – this is an awesome opportunity to make the Zoo a part of your morning summer activities. Please note that this means the keeper chat hours have also changed. This includes early opening to  Stingray Cove . Safari Splash will open at 10 a.m. daily and closes when the Zoo closes (hours may... Read More
at Monday, July 5, 2021

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

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at Monday, July 5, 2021