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Best Unique Father’s Day Outings In DFW

Gift-giving for Father’s Day has evolved a lot since the days of a standard tie and a family cook-out. Check out some more unconventional options this year.

06/12/2012

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Dallas Zoo To Open Animal Nutrition Center

More than 2,000 creatures small and large at the Dallas Zoo will soon have a new facility to help them stay healthy and eat right.

06/04/2012

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Australian Animals Come To The Dallas Zoo

North Texans will get a unique opportunity to see a rare sight starting Saturday, when animals from Australia come to the Dallas Zoo.

03/06/2012

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Best Family Sites For Animal Lovers In Dallas

Since 1888, when the city of Dallas opened the first zoo in the Southwest, animal-adoring families have flocked to see its amazing residents as well as other local delights for animal-enthusiasts. Check out the top […]

02/17/2012

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.

11/07/2011

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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.

10/31/2011

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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.

10/25/2011

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

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