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Dallas Zoo

dallas zoo

I remember visiting the Dallas Zoo as a kid, and seeing the iconic giraffe statue at the front entrance. Since, I’ve frequently passed that enormous statue along I-35, but never made my way inside until recently. We made an impromptu stop at this wonderful zoo, and it did not disappoint!

dallas zoo

I was elated to see penguins, koalas & kangaroos, and even a hippopotamus! The zoo has so many more animals than our local zoo in Waco. The zoo even has a tram that takes you above the animal habitats & African savannah so you can see them in a new light! I’ve put together a quick guide about what I love most about the Dallas Zoo & why. Hope you enjoy & will check out this beautiful zoo!

Location
For us, it is just a quick drive up I-35 from Waco. I love that the location is right on a major interstate highway so you don’t have to navigate through town. 

Animals
This zoo is much larger than we are accustomed to in Waco, so the selection of animal habitats is wonderful! I loved seeing the kangaroos, hippos, and gorillas! We even had the joy of seeing a mother gorilla carrying her baby on her back. Such a neat sight to see!

Design
Naturally, the design is very well thought out! The beauty of the plants, animal habitats, and other design elements like statues and benches are really beautiful. I particularly love the statues that fit perfectly among the walking areas for added beauty.

Monorail
The Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari Monorail is a big highlight! You can ride about the African exhibits, and get a birds eye view of the animals in their habitats. Such a great and unique experience!

Photo Safaris
The zoo also offers small group and private photo safari tours. This is something that is on my bucket list! You are toured around the exhibits by the zoo’s photographer to see the animals as they enjoy their breakfast and play!

There are so many great reasons to visit the Dallas Zoo. I can’t wait to go back soon, and hope you will visit too!

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