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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Endangered White Rhino at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Endangered White Rhino at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

An endangered white rhino named Bebop is the newest member of the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, and zookeepers hope he gets along with his new ...

Gladys Porter Zoo welcomes white rhino - KGBT-TV
Gladys Porter Zoo welcomes white rhino  KGBT-TV

A white rhino named Bepop has made its home at Gladys Porter Zoo. Back in March, the zoo brought the male rhino down from Florida hoping it would get along ...

Gladys Porter Zoo prepares to protect animals from winter weather - Brownsville Herald
Gladys Porter Zoo prepares to protect animals from winter weather  Brownsville Herald

When a cold front comes in, people who care for animals know it's time to bring them inside and away from winter weather. It's the same for the staff at Gladys ...

Gladys Porter Zoo preparing for cold weather - KGBT-TV
Gladys Porter Zoo preparing for cold weather  KGBT-TV

Valley residents aren't the only ones prepping for the cold weather. Gladys Porter Zoo is too and they're making sure their animals are comfortable as the cold ...

Zoo Nights and Lights starts Friday - Brownsville Herald
Zoo Nights and Lights starts Friday  Brownsville Herald

Zoo Nights and Lights returns to the Gladys Porter Zoo this weekend, offering the chance to see the zoo all decked out for the holidays and at the same time ...

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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/josekalel/">Jose Moncivais</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/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>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>Octopus in Russel aquarium in Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Nov. 2017.<br />
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I had a date that seemed to have this many arms.</p>
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