Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76109, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8177597555
  • Ticket Price: 12 USD
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Nature
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About Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth

The zoo was established in 1909 with a handful of animals, the number of which at present counts to more than 5000. It has been rated as one of the top zoos in the US. At present you have a lot to see over here-

  • Penguins- This area has a colony of African black- footed penguins and there is also an underwater viewing zone out here.
  • World of Primates- This was opened in 1992 and includes both indoor and outdoor exhibits. The atrium here is a tropical rainforest where you will see chimpanzees, colobus monkeys as well as a gorilla group. After this as you proceed there is a broad way with orangutans, gibbons, etc.
  • Asian Falls- This also opened in 1992 and has the elephant complex and also the boardwalk here provides a perfect view of the rhinos of the zoo. You will also be able to get a lovely view of the white and Malayan tigers and hyenas from here.
  • Cheetahs- This place was added in 1994 and has an enclosure of cheetahs along with that of warthogs and bongos.
  • Flamingo Bay- This place is home to a number of flamingoes from all around the world. It is a sight to behold when they fly in patterns.
  • Great Barrier Reef- Inspired from Australia, this place features a replica of the Great Barrier Reef and was home to Wallabies and red kangaroos. At present, it also features clownfish, black tip sharks, angel reef, brain corals, moray eels, sea apples, etc.
  • African Savannah- Keeping the authenticity, this is home to rhinos, giraffes and ostriches.
  • Parrot Paradise- This is a free flight aviary featuring parakeets and cockatiels.
  • Texas Wild!- This place was an addition of 2001 and features native animals that make Texas proud. These include swift foxes, ferrets, burrowing owls, etc.
  • Museum of Living Art- This is a beautiful and newly renovated herpetarium with many rare species of animals such as a Burmese python, Fly River Turtles, golden lion tamarins, Chinese Giant Salamander, dragons, etc.
  • The zoo also has an unusual Texas size sculpture as well.

Fort Worth Zoo Information

  • There is a dining place as well as a gift shop inside the zoo.
  • Do not throw food at the animals here.
  • Wear comfortable shoes in here.

Fort Worth Zoo Ticket Prices

  • $9 (3-12 years); $9 (65+); Free (toddlers 2 years and under).
  • $5 for each vehicle parking.
  • Half prices on Wednesday.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort Worth Zoo

  • 73.59% of people who visit Fort Worth include Fort Worth Zoo in their plan

  • 89.29% of people plan their visit to Fort Worth Zoo between 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Fort Worth Zoo

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Worth Zoo

People normally club together Flight Deck Trampoline Park and Fort Worth Water Gardens while planning their visit to Fort Worth Zoo.

People also prefer to start their day with Fort Worth Zoo.

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Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Reviews

  • I really do enjoy the Fort Worth Zoo. It is a great place to bring the family and get together with friends. They have a very rustic setup and it seems very homely. I strongly suggest bringing your own food because the cost can be high and the lines can be long. Definitely plan on doing a decent amount of walking as the zoo is fairly stretched out. There is not a lot of cover so make sure you have plenty of sunscreen and water. Wednesday is half price which is a great value and if you really want to go the extra quarter mile there is free parking nearby. There are plenty of activities for young and old. If you live here or are visiting Fort Worth I strongly suggest making this a stop on your itinerary.

  • Wonderful zoo that I have ever visited. They got plenty of wild animals which I saw for first time in my life. I got chance to see White tiger. I also saw lions and many other African animals. It was the zoo which I was wondering to visit since 3 years. I went from Houston to visit that zoo. You need to give your all day and you can get satisfied. It was really managed very well. We were lucky to see white tiger very close in the window. It was a-bit scary. Allover, it is the wonderful place to visit. You can enjoy your family time by visiting this zoo. Your money is worth it on this place. Have a wonderful time in this place. Thank you 😊

  • My children grow up going to the Fort Worth Zoo. Personally the only thing that stop me from going more often is the prices. I like half price Wednesday's. The zoo offers a large variety of animals and insects to see. They even have exotic animals on display. If you go it is best you go early in the day and plan out your visit if you want to see everything because the zoo is really spread out and you have the option of taking your owe food and drinks. There are several places you can stop and eat. The zoo provide several restaurants to eat at also. The only reason I did not give a higher rating is because one of the main attraction the large silver back gorilla that i went to see had died and the fact that they are doing a lot of renovation and parts of the zoo was closed. Also the large crocodile that was on display by Burger King is no longer there!

  • We visited Ft Worth Zoo yesterday. We were excited to purchase memberships because we read a lot of good reviews and saw that it's ranked number 5 in the nation. We were greatly disappointed by what we saw at the zoo. Giraffes, tigers, lions, rhinos, elephants, hippos, lemurs and some other animals had very small spaces to roam around. Dallas Zoo, for instance, has much bigger territories for animals. All rhinos and lions looked malnourished and were barely moving. One rhino had a bloody wound on his right hip. My family was very sad to see animals in bad conditions like that. We had to cancel our memberships and changed it to a one day visit. Ft Worth Zoo, please treat animals better and provide them with bigger land!

  • This is such a fun place. The staff were all friendly and knowledgeable. I’m glad much of the zoo’s efforts are towards conservation. Spent the whole day here and could have stared at the lions for even longer. This zoo had no shortage of attractions and had so many different types of animals. I also really liked how close you could get to some of the animals. It added to the experience quite a bit. Definitely a place to bring the family on a weekend.

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