Dallas ZooGreeting visitors of the Dallas Zoo is the tallest statue in Texas, a giraffe standing 67.5 feet tall and was created by award-winning St. Louis artist Bob Cassilly and erected in January 1997. The Zoo completed a five-year, $24 million renovation in September 2000 with the opening of the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo. In addition to the Children's Zoo, the Dallas Zoo's key exhibits include the Wilds of Africa, the ExxonMobil Endangered Tiger Habitat, and the Bird and Reptile Building. The 95-acre Zoo was founded in 1888.
Lacerte Family Children's Zoo in DallasThe two-acre Children's
Wilds of Africa at the Dallas ZooThe 25-acre Wilds of Africa features six major African habits: bush, desert, forest, woodland,mountain and river. The Monorail Safari takes visitors on a one-mile tour through the six habitats. There's also a 1,500-foot Nature Trail that winds through a wooded area and allows visitors to get close to the wildlife.
Endangered Tiger Habitat at the Dallas ZooThe Dallas Zoo is a breeding facility for Sumatran and Indochinese tigers. The one-acre Endangered Tiger habitat was built to resemble a rainforest that has recently been logged and is in the process of re-growth. The habitat is designed to illustrate how the tiger's forests are declining. Visitors
Bird and Reptile Building at the Dallas ZooThe Dallas Zoo's Reptile Department currently maintains one of the largest collections of venomous snakes in the Untied States. Visitors can view
Location and Hours of Operation of the Dallas ZooThe Dallas Zoo, located three miles south of downtown Dallas on I-35E at the Marsalis Avenue exit, is open daily except Christmas.Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and regular hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, call (214) 670-5656.
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