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Home to over 2,000 animals (from roughly 400 species), the Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas (established in 1888). But there's more going on here than your usual... Read More
Home to over 2,000 animals (from roughly 400 species), the Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas (established in 1888). But there's more going on here than your usual walk-through animal exhibits: 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, one of which includes the award-winning Giants of the Savanna, the only multi-species zoo exhibit in the United States to mix elephants and other species in the same habitat. Along with a monorail safari through areas not accessible by foot, there's also a children's zoo 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 a giraffe feeding experience, plus the zoo hosts an assortment of special events throughout the year.
- Things to Do with Kids: "Check the website and sites like Groupon for discounted tickets."
- Outdoor Activities: "The zoo also offers guided behind-the-scenes tours, photo safaris and overnight adventures in a jungle-style bunkhouse tent. Before you go, be sure to download Dallas Zoo's free Andorid or iPhone app, just search the app store for Dallas Zoo."