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1409, 2023

Brownsville is Your Wild Weekend Hotspot

By |September 14th, 2023|Categories: News Updates|

Brownsville is Your Wild Weekend Hotspot! Plan a trip to Brownsville on the weekend of October 13th and take advantage of the biggest discount of the year at Gladys Porter Zoo, jam out at the Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival and get discounts on area attractions in the Mitte Cultural District. Stay in Brownsville Support the Gladys Porter Zoo and book your hotel stay in Brownsville using the [...]

709, 2023

Big Savings at Gladys Porter Zoo Discount Weekends!

By |September 7th, 2023|Categories: News Updates|

Big Savings at Gladys Porter Zoo Discount Weekends! Gladys Porter Zoo will have special discount admission prices for three select weekends only. Guests can rack up some impressive savings with 60 to 75 percent off regular admission rates and see the new zoo babies that have recently debuted, including a baby orangutan, baby capybaras, baby flamingos and an adorable baby red-flanked duiker. Admission for Brownsville [...]

808, 2023

Orangutan Born at Gladys Porter Zoo

By |August 8th, 2023|Categories: News Updates|

Orangutan Born at Gladys Porter Zoo Gladys Porter Zoo staff are thrilled to announce that Dodie, the Zoo’s 46-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth to a healthy baby girl on July 19 at 3:00 a.m. Both mom and baby are doing well. Presently, they can be seen together on exhibit between 9:00 and 10:30 am.  Their time outdoors will be gradually increased as [...]

408, 2023

19th Annual Kids Appreciation Day

By |August 4th, 2023|Categories: News Updates|

The Gladys Porter Zoo will celebrate National Kids Day by hosting the 19th Annual Kids Appreciation Day, presented by H-E-B, on Saturday, August 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Parents of children ages 2-13 can pick up an admit one child free with paid adult admission coupon for Kids Appreciation Day at any H-E-B location in Brownsville. These passes can only be used on August 5th. At Kids Appreciation [...]

1204, 2023

Summer Safari

By |April 12th, 2023|Categories: News Updates|

Summer is almost in session which means Summer Safari is right around the corner! Bring your child to spend their summer learning at the Zoo! Each day includes fun-filled activities such as puppet shows, games, stories, crafts, and tours. Each child will receive a certificate of completion, rewards, and mementos for participating. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided each day. Choose between weeklong camps or 2-day classes. Click Here For [...]

2903, 2023

Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration!

By |March 29th, 2023|Categories: News Updates|Tags: , , |

The Gladys Porter Zoo will be celebrating Earth Day with their annual event, Party for the Planet, on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be various games and activities throughout Zoo grounds for guests to enjoy and learn about the many ways they can help preserve the planet. Kids can make their own seed bomb to toss in their backyard or play a recycle relay [...]

2703, 2023

Bunny Corral and Animal Play Day

By |March 27th, 2023|Categories: News Updates|

During Easter weekend, hop on over to the Gladys Porter Zoo! From April 8th to April 9th, visitors can enjoy the annual Bunny Corral and Animal Play Day.   Guests can visit the Bunny Corral, which will be across from Small World! Zoo staff will set up a cozy corral These adorable bunnies will be available to pet on April 8th and 9th from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Docents [...]

1003, 2023

Gladys Porter Zoo Implements New Pricing Model to Maintain a World-Class Zoo

By |March 10th, 2023|Categories: News Updates|

Beginning March 10th, the Gladys Porter Zoo will be implementing a new dynamic pricing model. Zoo admission prices will now vary through July, depending upon the day of the week. This dynamic model is currently used nationwide at various attractions and is intended to encourage visitorship from Monday through Thursday when the attraction is generally less crowded. At the same time, the slightly higher cost to attend the Zoo [...]

903, 2023

Introducing Our Capybara Pups

By |March 9th, 2023|Categories: News Updates|

Brownsville, Texas (Feb 17, 2023) – Staff at the Gladys Porter Zoo are overjoyed to announce that Amber, a 2-year-old capybara, gave birth to three healthy pups on Tuesday, February 7th. In addition to Amber being a first-time mom, this is also the first capy birth for the staff at the Gladys Porter Zoo. The Zoo last had capybaras in the early 1970s, however, they never reproduced. “It has been [...]

1203, 2020

Warthogs Now on Exhibit

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: News Updates|

Never before seen at the Zoo.  They have finally arrived! Two male warthogs (Phacocherus africanus) have made their debut this week at the Gladys Porter Zoo. These two brothers, Leonardo and Rollo, arrived from the Indianapolis Zoo and have earned the title of Gladys Porter Zoo’s very first warthogs. They may not be the most attractive looking mammals, but they are incredibly intelligent and can quickly adapt to their [...]

1203, 2020

Colobus Monkeys

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: News Updates|

The Eastern Angolan colobus monkeys at the Gladys Porter Zoo are jumping with joy for their new outdoor exhibit. Colobus Crossing, located behind Small World, features a skywalk that allows the colobus to traverse over the heads of Zoo guests. It leads from their current indoor exhibit to an expansive outdoor habitat. The exhibit also features a replica of an Eastern Angolan hut, which is kept about 15 degrees [...]

1203, 2020


By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: News Updates|

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