Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth
About Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth
Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76109, United States
Ticket Price: 12 USD
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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The Fort Worth zoo was an extremely easy, shady walk. Parking is $5. The train is $3. A stick with bird food on it is $1. Everything else was free! They have parakeets you can feed but they seemed pretty full. They had all the heavy hitters such as elephants, giraffes and lions. The reptile building was seriously phenomenal. They had a different snake you could play with every hour. The children's play center is indoors and so very nice. My kids would have stayed there all day. They also have a splash pad I think, there was a sign for it.. but I didn't check it out since it's November and all. Overall, very good little zoo. We enjoyed it.
Took my 2yr old here for her birthday. Not super crowded and the weather was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! They have a great and diverse group of animals and way more elephants than i expected to see. The tortoises were SO close to the walk way and they were incredibly cute. The hippos were a mild disappointment, as they were under water the whole time but that's what they do so i can't really complain. My kiddo got to touch a horseshoe crab and starfish and she loved that. Definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy a grand zoo adventure!!
I finally got a chance to visit the zoo and I loved every second of it! The coolest parts were the bird aviary, where you could go in and feed birds (see uploaded photo of the ginger man looking like a Disney princess) and I especially loved the reptile and amphibian house. It was like playing a game of Seek & Find. I wish the petting zoo could be a little better but I guess safety has gone up over the years. I also enjoyed the cafeteria food. It was all fair priced and SO delicious. The guy who put bacon on my burger gave me at like 4 or 5 slices instead of 2 like cheap fast food places do. I really hope to come back in future! Maybe during/around the holidays.
This zoo is awesome! It's walking areas are shaded with plenty of seating throughout the zoo. Go early to avoid long lines, Wednesdays is half price. My grandson enjoyed Parrots Paradise it was different from the other city zoos he has visited. Parking was reasonable and convenient too.
Great to go for some family fun. I love how they let you get up close and personal with some of the animals. If you have young kids, you have to take them to the bird feeding area. It's amazing to have different birds come up and eat off of the feeder sticks
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