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Gladys Porter Zoo  Located in Brownsville, Texas. A tropical oasis ~1,600 animals.

❄️Holiday Find the Elf Quest❄️ Sparky the Elf has come to the Gladys Porter Zoo from the North Pole to report to Santa about our animals are being naughty or nice. .
Sparky has been seen in a different hiding spot every day. HELP US FIND SPARKY. If you see Sparky in any of our exhibits during your visit, you could be entered into a daily contest to win some very cool prizes. .
Share your photos of sparky with #ifoundsparky

Say hello 👋 to the newest members of the colobus monkey troop, born on October 3rd and November 9th.
Did you know that colobus monkeys share the responsibilities of caring for the young? Known as “allomothering”, the females in the troop will takes turns caring for the infants. Talk about teamwork!
Come visit these little ones on exhibit with the rest of the troop.
#GladysPorterZoo #ZooBabies #ZooBorns

This is one of our docents, Hoby, narrating a tour on Art’s Safari Express. Tours are offered every Sunday and on special occasions. One of the most enjoyable things about being a docent is getting to share your knowledge about the zoo with the guests.
For information about becoming a docent contact the education department at 543-WILD(9453).

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves at this year's Zoo Nights and Lights! Thanks to our sponsors for making it all possible.
Happy Holidays from the Gladys Porter Zoo! 🎄🎅🎁 #ZNL18

A donation to Toys For Tots gets you free admission to Zoo Nights and Lights. Tonight is the last night of this festive event. Members get in free with their membership cards. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.

Disclaimer: No crocs were harmed in the taking of this photo 🐊 😆
📷: @itsaschnurlylife

Visit us this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6-9 p.m. for some holiday fun at the Gladys Porter Zoo. Twinkling lights, Christmas crafts, carolers, an arts and crafts show and hot chocolate and churros. What more could you ask for this holiday season?
#ZNL18 #HolidayFun #GladysPorterZoo

Santa Claus is coming to town! He'll be making a stop at the Gladys Porter Zoo during our three-night event, Zoo Nights and Lights, taking place THIS FRIDAY,SATURDAY AND SUNDAY( December 7th, 8th, and 9th)! Tickets for Zoo Nights and Lights are on sale online and at our ticket booths. More info. visit

#ZNL18 #HolidayFun #GladysPorterZoo

It’s officially DECEMBER!
Don’t worry Mr. Screech Owl. We’re in shock too.

Oh you know... just patiently waiting for the weekend!
The weather is supposed to be BEAUTIFUL these next few days! Make plans to visit the Zoo. 🐠

#GladysPorterZoo #Aquarium #TexasToDo

There’s beauty everywhere if you look long enough. What’s your favorite animal to observe ?
. 🎥Featured: Flagfin mojarra at the Russell Aquatic Ecology Center.

Have you ever fed a stingray before? Well this weekend only, until Monday, November 26th, if you purchase a membership, you will receive a free animal feeding for 4! .
Visit our membership office to get in on this unique deal. #BlackFridayDeal #GladysPorterZoo #AnimalEncounters

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