Dallas Zoo

A spider monkey is seen in a tree in Nicaragua. (credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Monkey Escapes Enclosure At Dallas Zoo

For the second time in less than two weeks, an animal managed to get out inside of the Dallas Zoo’s primate habitat.


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Dallas Council May Update City’s Long-Term Water Plan

Water availability is on the minds of the City Council: During Wednesday’s briefing, they’ll begin looking at updating the city’s long-range water plans with new reservoirs and conservation efforts.


(credit: Dallas Zoo/Staff Photographer Cathy Burkey)

Dallas Zoo Chimp Gets Loose In Non-Public Area

A chimpanzee at the Dallas Zoo has been sedated after briefly escaping from her enclosure but staying in an area not open to the public.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.