is a zoo
located south of downtown Dallas
in the Oak Cliff
area of Dallas
). The zoo was originally founded in 1888 and now covers , making it the largest zoological park in Texas. The Dallas Zoo is home to 406 species and 1,800 animals (6,800 counting invertebrates). There are another 375 species of marine and freshwater animals in The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, which it also manages.
The zoo is divided into three major regions: ZooNorth, Wilds of Africa, and Giants of the Savanna.
ZooNorth is home to most of the traditional zoo animals, including tigers, a black rhino, and many large bird species. Within recent years, the Dallas Zoo has added several new exhibits to ZooNorth including the Otter
Outpost, Galápagos tortoises
, and Bug U! (a collection of Texas invertebrates). Wings of Wonder, home to birds of prey and vultures, has been remodeled and expanded. The kangaroo and wallaby exhibit also was redesigned. The ExxonMobil Endangered Tiger Habitat is a large habitat that resembles a forest that is in the process of regrowth after logging. Opposite the tiger exhibit, Primate Place features many frisky monkeys with species from Africa and South America.
The Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo in ZooNorth features a new interactive playscape for children. The children’s zoo also is home to the Nature Exchange
, the JC Penney Discovery House, the UnderZone, a petting zoo, and... Read More