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Meet Rupert - the Zoo's new baby penguin!

It’s a boy! 🐧💙 This little fluff hatched a few weeks ago to new parents, Penny and Tom. You may have noticed nesting behaviors from some of the African penguins as all of this happened in their outdoor exhibit! Traditionally, both parents take turns sitting on the nest and feeding and caring for their young. Rupert, the newest addition, will match his parents in size within a few months, but it will be a while before he loses his juvenile feathers and receives the... Read More

Big cats to temporarily leave the Zoo in November

Big things are happening at the Fort Worth Zoo. The new African Savanna continues to be a visitor favorite. Elephant Springs is set to open in spring of 2021, bringing incredible additions and changes to the elephant exhibit. But before that exhibit debuts, we’ll break ground on phase three of our A Wilder Vision master plan: Hunters of Africa & Asian Predators . This new exhibit will include reimagined, renovated and new habitats for the Zoo’s big cats, along with... Read More

It's a boy!

                                                                                                       The giraffe herd grew by 6 feet and 2 inches! A male calf was born to mom Acacia on June 15 and can now be seen out on exhibit... Read More

Personal Video Message

Whether you want to make a celebration even more special, or just brighten someone’s day, send them a personalized video from their favorite animal at the Fort Worth Zoo! We are excited to offer the opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind video to help make special moments even more memorable.   Our animals are here to help you celebrate all of life’s occasions – a new job, an engagement, purchasing a new home, a new baby, or simply reminding someone how much you... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Father's Day Adoption Packages

Celebrate Father’s Day with the gift of a black rhino adoption!   Did you know the Zoo spends more than $1 million a year feeding its wild residents? Each adoption supports the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals, like our three black rhinos. The Fort Worth Zoo is a nonprofit organization that relies on admission revenue for operating dollars. While we are thrilled to be open to the public again, your gift is especially appreciated as our dedicated staff never... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Monday, June 8, 2020

Mother's Day Adoption Packages

Our love for moms knows no distance Celebrate Mother's Day by adopting a giraffe in honor of Mom this year! The adoption fees contribute to the care and feeding of our herd for one full year. In addition to our regular adoption package, we are offering an all-digital package, which provides a no-contact way to celebrate the occasion. We know that this is a financially difficult time for many, so the digital adoption gift can be purchased with a pay-what-you-can donation. We want to... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Sunday, April 19, 2020

Spring Break: What to Know Before You Go

  Skip the line and purchase tickets ahead of time.             You can purchase tickets here. Beat the traffic and take the Safari Xpress (March 7 – 15) Get shuttle information, including times and fares here. Allow extra time for traffic and parking Designated Fort Worth police officers will be onsite directing traffic and coordinating with Zoo staff to keep visitors moving into one of our multiple... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Fort Worth Zoo is seeing pink!

  The Fort Worth Zoo proudly announces the successful hatching of its 300th lesser flamingo chick ( Phoenicopterus minor) . This is the 20th chick to hatch just this year. Lesser flamingos are extremely difficult to breed in managed populations and reproduce less than any other flamingo species found in U.S. zoos. The Fort Worth Zoo boasts the most successful lesser flamingo breeding program in the world, a program that began in 2002. Fort Worth Zoo staff has worked diligently over... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sensory Day

To the families who came out for our first-ever Sensory Day, we hope you had an enjoyable experience connecting with wildlife and making memories with friends and family. A huge thank you to Therapy and Beyond and to students from the University of North Texas and Parker University for their help and participation in the event. Sensory-Friendly Day was specially designed for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as others who have sensory sensitivities. Some sensory-sensitive... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Friday, February 14, 2020

Australian Wildlife Rescue Efforts

A group of animal care volunteers from several North American zoos, including Susan Kleven, the director of the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville, have landed in Australia along with Fort Worth Zoo-donated supplies to support their efforts. The mission is currently underway at a temporary field hospital in the burn zone under the lead of Jodie Blackney, founder of Bushfire Wildlife Rescue and Support. Each member of the team has experience hand-rearing marsupials and they expect to put that... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Friday, February 14, 2020