Gladys Porter Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo The Gladys Porter Zoo is an oasis nestled in the center of Brownsville, Texas. With 26 acres of lush tropical plants and some 1,300 animals, the Gladys Porter Zoo is known for it's successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife. The Gladys Porter Zoo is owned by the City of Brownsville and is operated by the Board of Directors of the Valley Zoological Society.  Gladys Porter provides a perfect break from the beach or visits to Mexico.  We had a great time on our visit there.

 

 

Marlis checks out the flamingos Time for lunch The jaguar rests in the shade on a very hot day The pink flamingo struts his (her?) stuff. Monica pets the goats Marlis with the goats Weston hangs out with the saber-tooth tiger as we take a break from the heat and injoy the cool indoor exhibit on dinosaurs.

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<p>Like, when, you're trying to hide so you can see the chisme...</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/josekalel/">Jose Moncivais</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Like, when, you're looking at the horizon...</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/josekalel/">Jose Moncivais</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Like, when, you don't know what you ate...</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/josekalel/">Jose Moncivais</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Like, when, you're looking at the sky...</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/josekalel/">Jose Moncivais</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Like when you're eating and someone makes a comment about how much you've eaten...</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/josekalel/">Jose Moncivais</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Like, when, you pick your nose...</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/8113246@N02/">M.P.N.texan</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Agaves or Aloes in the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Nov. 2017</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/josekalel/">Jose Moncivais</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Like, when, you have to eat healthy...</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/josekalel/">Jose Moncivais</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Like, when, life is going well...</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/8113246@N02/">M.P.N.texan</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Giraffe at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. Texas. Nov. 2017.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/8113246@N02/">M.P.N.texan</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Huge - over 12&quot; long - Soft Shell Turtle at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Nov. 2017.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/8113246@N02/">M.P.N.texan</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Often called &quot;Pato de Vaca&quot; in the Valley for the shape of the leaves. Blooming end of November in the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Nov. 2017</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/8113246@N02/">M.P.N.texan</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>My personal favorite - Giraffe in Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Nov. 2017.</p>
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