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

Hey fans! Remember Myrtle, the Galapagos tortoise that laid eggs back in May?
Well, her eggs have begun to hatch!
This clutch was incubated at 83F to produce males. Usually, our herpetarium staff will incubate the eggs to produce females, since females are what’s most needed in breeding programs. But every few years, they incubate for males.
These hatchlings will live with us for at least 5 years before they are sent off to new facilities and once they are of breeding age, they will be matched with a mate! 🐢 📷: Ashley Ortega- Herpetarium Supervisor

Feed a flamingo for only $3!
It’s an experience your little ones won’t soon forget and we offer it every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.
#GladysPorterZoo #FeedingTime 📷: Israel Garcia Jr.

There’s still time to purchase your ticket at the pre-sale price!
And remember we will be hosting a Beer Pong Tournament! We have room for 16 teams, first come first serve! 1st and 2nd place teams will win these prizes!

Have you bought your tickets to Brew at the Zoo? Get them on our website now and you’ll get your very own 5 oz. beer sampling to take home with you after the event. 🍻 Cheers!

Come support the THE BIG GIVE and Gladys Porter Zoo! We’re on Boca Chica in Brownsville raising money for pangolin and rhino conservation!
Special shoutout to the artist who let us use her pangolin illustration for our shirts! Meg Cowley, USA Today Bestselling Author!

If the weather deters you Lower Valley residents from visiting us this weekend, we will be offering the discount for you on October 12-14 as well. Stay safe, everyone!
#DiscountDays #GladysPorterZoo

Don't forget, if you live in Cameron or Willacy County, you'll want to visit us THIS WEEKEND for an awesome discount.
One person per household must bring proof of residence like a driver's license or utility bill to receive the discount.
#DiscountDays #GladysPorterZoo

Dama gazelle are the largest gazelle species. They can be found in parts of Africa but due to habitat loss they are considered Critically Endangered. This beautiful photo was taken by one of our guests. 📷: Sheila Marie via FB
#GladysPorterZoo #EndangeredSpecies

Donate $3 Today! Click 'Learn More' to donate.

This Saturday, the Storm Science Network and Walmart present, DISCOVERY ISLAND, from 12-4 p.m.
Visit the special events building for fun and educational exhibits for the whole family. Find out why sharks don't sink, why you get a sunburn, how to make a volcano erupt, and make your own custom rain stick.
This event has an admission price of $1 per person with the purchase of regular Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Did you know that we have a beer pong tournament at Brew at the Zoo? But its first come, first serve. Tag your beer pong partner and makes plans to get to this event EARLY! Tickets on sale on our website.

Happy #NationalWildlifeDay!
Take the time today to visit your local wildlife preserve, Zoo/Aquarium or donate to an organization that works to protect endangered species.
#SupportWildlife #GladysPorterZoo #BeTheChange 📷: @cassieeg_ via Instagram

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