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Situated 3 miles south of downtown, the Dallas Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals (from roughly 400 species), including all the favorites; chimps, lions, elephants, camels, zebras, hippos and giraffes.... Read More
Situated 3 miles south of downtown, the Dallas Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals (from roughly 400 species), including all the favorites; chimps, lions, elephants, camels, zebras, hippos and giraffes. But there's more going on here than your usual walk-through animal exhibits. Not only is the 106-acre zoo the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas (established in 1888), it's also one of only ten zoos in the country to house a koala exhibit. As well, the zoo is committed to conservation and breeding programs for numerous endangered species and as such has constructed many of the enclosures to replicate the animals' natural habitats. From a recreated Australian Outback to an African savanna and South American rain forest, everything is designed to show off the birds and the beasts without disturbing their daily habits. Along with a monorail safari through areas not accessible by foot, there's also a children's area complete with interactive exhibits, a petting farm, pony rides and a nature-inspired swap shop where kids can exchange items. Daily presentations include animal encounters and special feeding times, plus the zoo hosts an assortment of special events throughout the year.
- Daily 9am-5pm
- Zoo admission Adult (12-64) $12; Senior (65+) $9; Child (3-11) $9; Child (2 and under) Free;