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Dallas Zoo Monorail Malfunction

Dallas Zoo Patrons Stranded Briefly On Monorail After It Malfunctions

Fire fighters were called to rescue patrons stranded on the monorail at the Dallas Zoo’s Wilds of Africa exhibit after the system malfunctioned and shut down just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

09/27/2011

James Sikes (courtesy: Sikes Family)

Dallas Zoo Names Giraffe After Cancer Victim

The Dallas Zoo’s baby giraffe officially has a name. She was named Jamie, after James Camden Sikes, who died of brain cancer.

09/01/2011

'Timbo' the gorilla at the Dallas Zoo. (credit: Dallas Zoological Society/Cathy Burkey)

Dallas Zoo Gorilla Dies After Medical Procedure

The Dallas Zoo says a 49-year-old gorilla named Timbo has died after failing to awaken from anesthesia.

09/01/2011

James Sikes (courtesy: Sikes Family)

Giraffe’s Name Could Honor 8-Month-Old Cancer Victim

Doctors discovered a brain tumor in Kara and Matthew Sikes’ only child. The cancer spread throughout the baby’s brain, so his parents took him back to their East Dallas home for his final days.

08/09/2011

Giraffes and zebras at the Dallas Zoo. (credit: Dallas Zoological Society/Cathy Burkey)

Dallas Zoo $1-Day Means A ‘Wild’ Trip For Thousands

Today is a special day of the year for North Texas kids — Dollar Day at the Dallas Zoo! For many today is the one day that the entire family can afford to go to the zoo.

07/21/2011

A cheetah in a Land Rover at the Dallas Zoo. (credit: Dallas Zoo)

Military Personnel Get In Free At The Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is honoring members of the armed forces this Fourth of July weekend. As part of “Celebrate Freedom Weekend” there will be free admission for service members.

07/01/2011

An elephant paints a picture using its trunk. (credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Artists And Elephant To Sell Art For ‘Love For Kids’

Several local artists and one elephant will be providing artwork at a fundraiser Wednesday night for Love for Kids, a local organization that helps underprivileged and disabled children.

06/22/2011

Veterinarians look at the paw of a tiger. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

19-Year-Old Dallas Zoo Tiger Has Died

The Dallas Zoo has lost a longtime resident with the death of a tiger. Zoo officials announced the death of a 19-year-old big cat named Paul.

06/10/2011

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Allen Girl Seeing Spots, And Loving Every Minute Of It

A 12-year-old Allen girl got the thrill of a lifetime Monday. Sarah Fonville is a fan both of cheetahs and of a woman trying to save them; on Monday Sarah got to meet both face-to-face.

05/23/2011

A blue-throated macaw. (Credit: Dallas Zoo)

Missing Exotic Birds Found Safe, Returned To Dallas Zoo

The pair of blue-throated macaws that flew from the Dallas Zoo during an exhibition Friday were found perched in a pecan tree in the Bishop Arts District Sunday morning and safely returned home.

CBSDFW.COM–05/22/2011

Wanted probation violator Brynell McFarland. (credit: Dallas Police Dept.)

Suspect Who Caused Dallas Zoo Shutdown In Custody

After nearly seven days on the run, Dallas police have arrested the wanted probation violator who caused a shutdown at the Dallas Zoo last week.

05/06/2011

Wanted probation violator Brynell McFarland. (credit: Dallas Police Dept.)

Robbery Suspect Loses Police Inside Dallas Zoo Habitat

A manhunt at the Dallas Zoo has ended. Dallas police were searching for a man they say committed a violent robbery.

04/29/2011

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