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Dallas Zoo is Largest Zoo in Texas

Updated on August 20, 2016

Dallas, Texas Zoo

Located in Dallas, Texas is not only the largest Texas zoo but also the oldest. This zoo had it origins dating back to 1888 and like so many others has been expanded through the years to well over 100 acres.

It has also been improved upon and has some terrific exhibits which will keep entire families...from young to old...entertained and happy.

Dallas Zoo

Giraffes, Zebras, Impala, and Elephants in Dallas Zoo's Giants of the Savanna exhibit
Giraffes, Zebras, Impala, and Elephants in Dallas Zoo's Giants of the Savanna exhibit | Source

Giants of the Savanna Habitat

Can't travel to the African Savannah? No problem!

Come to Dallas and see this fabulous exhibit called Giants of the Savanna Habitat where large animals co-exist in a large space just like they would naturally in Africa.

See zebras, lions, elephants and many more animals living together in this exhibit.

Dallas Zoo Zebras

Dallas Zoo Zebras
Dallas Zoo Zebras | Source

Dallas Zoo Monorail Tour

Dallas Zoo Monorail Tour

There is a 20 minute monorail ride that can transport one through some of the different habitat areas.

This gives one a birds eye view of many of the different areas in the zoo and for people who have little time or who cannot do that much walking, this is a perfect way to view some of the sites within the Dallas Zoo confines.

It is a narrated trip so one can learn a bit about the different animals within view.

Dallas Zoo Monorail

Dallas Zoo Monorail
Dallas Zoo Monorail | Source


Have you ever ridden a camel?
Have you ever ridden a camel? | Source

Camels and More

Have you dreamed of riding a camel in Egypt or elsewhere?

You need not go abroad to experience this. It can be accomplished right at the Dallas zoo.

And if a camel is too intimidating perhaps your children would like to ride a pony? That can also be done at the Dallas Zoo.

If riding live animals are too about riding a carousel on top of hand crafted endangered species?

The Dallas Zoo welcomes Cheetah Cubs

Endangered Species Survival

This zoo truly endeavors to help endangered species survive.

In the video to the right you can see some adorable cheetah cubs at the Dallas zoo. They are one of the endangered species from Africa.

When grown they can run amazingly fast...up to 70 miles per hour! Since this video was posted in September of 2013, these little cubs should now be fully grown and it would have been fun watching them grow into adult cheetahs.

Dallas Zoo Lesser Flamingos

Dallas Zoo Lesser Flamingos
Dallas Zoo Lesser Flamingos | Source

Feeding Animals at the Dallas Zoo

There is a children's zoo where the kiddos can pet and interact with some of the animals. A water feature called The Stream will allow your kids to walk through what appears to be a natural setting and they can get wet and cool off.

Wish to feed birds or giraffes?

Special food is provided and you can experience doing that at the Dallas zoo.

Dallas Zoo Visit

Gorillas In Habitat at Dallas Zoo

Gorillas In Habitat at Dallas Zoo
Gorillas In Habitat at Dallas Zoo | Source

Award Winning Dallas Zoo

Many hundreds of species of animals are represented with total numbers of animals ranging around 2,000. Like many zoos there are numerous educational events and the zoo focus is on wildlife conservation.

For more information about this award winning zoo, be sure and check out their website. Plan to spend a day there! There are shops and food available.

Be sure and dress comfortably and wear good walking shoes.

This baby giraffe was born on October 26, 2014 at the Dallas Zoo.

Dallas Zoo

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Zoo animals for kids

Fisher-Price Little People Zoo Animal Friends
Fisher-Price Little People Zoo Animal Friends

Your children can learn about zoo animals when playing with these cute ones.


Dallas Zoo Lions

Dallas Zoo Lions
Dallas Zoo Lions | Source

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Good Zoo Management

Most zoos have changed over the years and no longer keep animals in small cages. The good ones try to emulate an animals natural setting as far as possible and give them more areas in which to roam.

This not only makes for a happier animal but a healthier one as well which is more likely to successfully breed and have offspring. This becomes even more important when animals in the wild are being decimated in numbers either because of poaching, loss of habitat or other causes.

If you get a chance to visit the Dallas Zoo, I am sure you will enjoy your visit.

Please let me know which is your favorite zoo to visit in the comment section below. Thanks!

Other images taken at the Dallas Zoo

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LionTigerReptileCommon WarthogRing Tailed LemurKlipspringerRed-flanked DuikerGorillaFairy bluebird Elephant-Giants of the Savanna
Lion | Source
Tiger | Source
Reptile | Source
Common Warthog
Common Warthog | Source
Ring Tailed Lemur
Ring Tailed Lemur | Source
Klipspringer | Source
Red-flanked Duiker
Red-flanked Duiker | Source
Gorilla | Source
Fairy bluebird
Fairy bluebird | Source
Elephant-Giants of the Savanna
Elephant-Giants of the Savanna | Source


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      Peggy Woods 9 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Susie,

      Like you I enjoy seeing wild animals with plenty of space and as near their natural settings as possible.

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      Susie Lehto 9 months ago from Minnesota

      They have created nice areas for the animals, its great to see a zoo that really cares for the residents. The biggest zoo I have visited was in Iowa and I enjoyed it very much. Great hub, Peggy, I can feel you loving spirit!

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      Peggy Woods 14 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi agusfanani,

      I think that you would really enjoy a visit to the Dallas zoo should you ever travel this direction. Sometime I will have to write about our own Houston zoo.

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      agusfanani 14 months ago from Indonesia

      I love visiting the zoo and Dallas Zoo looks excellent with its animal collections. It will be a special experience if I can visit it and take pictures of those animals.

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      Peggy Woods 14 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Frank,

      Hope your visiting the Dallas Zoo comes true some day so that you can scratch it off of your bucket list. Glad you liked this!

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