The oldest and largest zoo in Texas is Dallas Zoo, which is a 106-acre zoo which was established in 1888 in Dallas. It is home to over 2000 animals from 406 different species all looked after by a non-profit organisation, Dallas Zoological Society. The Dallas Zoological Society was given the management of the zoo in 2009 and have transformed it, increasing the quality of the animals life and care and also engaging with the local community; seeing an increase in membership. The zoo runs a conservation scheme, aimed at preservation of certain species.
If travelling to the zoo by car, there is an onsite car park and parking is priced at 10$. You can also travel to the zoo using Dallas’ light-rail transport network, with the zoo having its very own station ‘Dallas Zoo’ on the red line.
Opening Times and Admission
The zoo is open daily from 9am-5pm. Tickets are priced at 15$ for adults with concessions priced at 12$. The zoo has a shop and multiple food outlets.