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Summer Safari


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 Full Schedule Week-Long Camps: -Minimum age: 7 - Camps are Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a Starlight Sleepover on July 29th, Saturday evening from 6:30 p.m. [...]

Summer Safari2023-05-19T19:10:39+00:00

Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration!


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 race, to name a few activities. Local beekeepers, gardeners, and other eco-exhibitors will also be on-site to educate the public about various ways to help native wildlife, especially pollinators. “The Gladys [...]

Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration!2023-04-04T20:10:50+00:00

Bunny Corral and Animal Play Day


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 and Zoo staff will be at hand to answer any questions about these furry creatures.   On Easter Day, April 9th, free foam bunny masks will be available for the first [...]

Bunny Corral and Animal Play Day2023-03-27T17:36:14+00:00

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


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 provides an inflation-based increase in income at the front gate. Since 90 percent of the Zoo’s operating income is derived from admission sales, this adjustment is needed to maintain a world-class [...]

Gladys Porter Zoo Implements New Pricing Model to Maintain a World-Class Zoo2023-03-10T20:58:56+00:00

Introducing Our Capybara Pups


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 many years since we have had capybaras in our collection,” said Walter DuPree, the Zoo’s Curator of Mammals. “Then, in 2017, we placed an elderly pair of capybaras on exhibit. They [...]

Introducing Our Capybara Pups2023-03-09T20:48:28+00:00

Warthogs Now on Exhibit


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 environment. Native to Sub-Saharan Africa, warthogs will typically eat vegetation, such as roots and grasses but will occasionally eat meat when the opportunity arises. When startled, warthogs can run up to [...]

Warthogs Now on Exhibit2020-03-12T18:10:28+00:00

Colobus Monkeys


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 cooler than the outdoor temperature. The exhibit will give the monkeys the option to remain indoors or explore outside. Colobus Crossing opened to the public on Friday, June 21st. “Our expanding [...]

Colobus Monkeys2020-03-12T17:55:57+00:00


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Phone: (956) 546-7187

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