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2021 Fort Worth Zoo gift guide

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Take a look at our 2021 gift guide for some wild ideas!  There’s a little something for everyone on your list, whether it be exploring the Zoo with a Zoo membership, learning animal facts during a virtual program or indulging in freshly made holiday-flavored fudge. Gift recipients can choose when to activate their gift to experience animals up close, discover new species, gain animal and conservation knowledge and make long-lasting... Read More
at Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Adopt baby Brazos in our Holiday Adoption Package

Make the holiday season elephant-astic by adopting the Zoo’s newest addition, baby  Asian  elephant Brazos ! This sweet gift is perfect for under the tree and includes an Asian elephant plush, a photo of Brazos, a personalized adoption certificate and a holiday-themed coloring kit, all packaged in a festive animal carrier box. Not only does this unique gift spread holiday cheer and celebrate the newest arrival, but it also directly supports the care and feeding of the... Read More
at Wednesday, November 17, 2021

We're open Thanksgiving Day

                                                    Need to walk off that turkey? The Zoo will be open Thanksgiving day from noon to 4 p.m. Reservations are no longer required! Please note: all dining, attractions and some retail locations will be closed. Ready for leftovers? The Zoo offers several outdoor picnic areas with seating in shaded locations... Read More

Join us for Texas Wild! Wonderland

Have a holly, jolly good time at the Fort Worth Zoo with this first-ever seasonal event! Our inaugural  Texas Wild! Wonderland  will transform Texas Town into an enchanted holiday wonderland that is sure to make your spirits bright. Enjoy holiday-themed shows, seasonal foods, photos with Santa, falling snow and many more festivities. The best part? You can waltz through the  Texas Wild! Wonderland  during regular operating hours for FREE with Zoo... Read More
at Monday, November 15, 2021

Meet the Zoo's newest bundle of joy!

The Fort Worth Zoo is thrilled to announce the newest member of its Asian elephant herd, Brazos.  The Zoo welcomed the calf on Oct. 21, 2021. This birth, a major triumph for this endangered species, is the fourth elephant birth in the Fort Worth Zoo’s 112-year history. The calf was born at 11:35 p.m. on Oct. 21 after a 22-month gestation. He weighs 255 pounds and stands 37 inches tall. Both mother (22-year-old Bluebonnet) and baby are doing well. The initial bonding between an... Read More
at Tuesday, November 9, 2021

We have a secret...

We've been keeping a secret we are excited to share. What could it be? You will have to check back tomorrow and see!  Update: Meet the Zoo's newest bundle of joy! Read More
at Monday, November 8, 2021

2021 Texas horned lizard release update

    Last month we gave you a glimpse of these guys as they were released into the wild. Now we want to share more of the story and highlight the important work of Zoo staff, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, TCU and all others involved in the annual Texas horned lizards release were 204 little lizards entered the wild! Read More
at Friday, October 8, 2021

Monarchs Return to Texas - Monarch Butterfly Day

In 2018, Fort Worth City Council proclaimed Oct. 6 as Monarch Butterfly Day. In 2019, Fort Worth, Texas was named as a Monarch Butterfly Champion City by the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program for its commitment to monarch conservation, becoming only the fourth city in North America to be recognized with the honor. Monarchs travel through Texas each year during their journey south to Mexico, but the monarch population has dwindled due to loss of habitat... Read More
at Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The future is looking … green!

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has developed the Green Status of Species in an effort to measure the impact of conservation action and how close threatened species are to being ecologically functional. This tool complements the IUCN’s Red List created in 1964 to assess the status of threatened species and their risk of global extinction. While the Red List has been extremely insightful by providing a greater understanding of the state of the world’s... Read More
at Tuesday, September 28, 2021

TODAY is North Texas Giving Day!

North Texas Giving Day is this TODAY, Sept. 23! Last year, your gifts contributed to the care of nearly 7,000 animals and aided in conservation projects both at home and abroad. We have set a goal to raise $20,000 on this year’s North Texas Giving Day. Gifts of any size make an impact at the Fort Worth Zoo. Plus, if you give, you may be one of the lucky recipients selected to receive a personalized thank-you message from one of the Zoo’s animals and our zookeepers! When you... Read More