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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Gladys Porter Zoo educating public, preparing for fundraiser - Brownsville Herald

Brownsville Herald

Gladys Porter Zoo educating public, preparing for fundraiser
Brownsville Herald
Gladys Porter Zoo is preparing for its biggest fundraiser of the year from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 7 with food, auctions and music. Every bid goes toward the creation of new animal exhibits and supports the zoo's missions of education, conservation and ...

Official Rules for Boo at the Zoo Tickets Giveaway - KRGV

Official Rules for Boo at the Zoo Tickets Giveaway
KRGV
1. Description of Contest/Participation: KRGV will award twenty-six (26) packets of Gladys Porter Zoo Boo at the Zoo tickets throughout the following days leading up to the event. Each packet will have two (2) adult and three (3) child tickets. The ...

City allows BPD to pursue grant - Brownsville Herald

Brownsville Herald

City allows BPD to pursue grant
Brownsville Herald
The commission also approved the authorization of using unspent funds from fiscal year 2017 to the fiscal year 2018 budget for the Gladys Porter Zoo, city libraries, fire department and parks and recreation department. From the budget, about $68,000 ...

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Training for whale, dolphin rescuers is Oct. 7 - Valley morning Star

Valley morning Star

Training for whale, dolphin rescuers is Oct. 7
Valley morning Star
Dr. Tom deMaar, senior veterinarian with the Gladys Porter Zoo, will talk about veterinary procedures, zoonotics and quality of life for the animals and responders. Participants will gain knowledge on handling whales and dolphins and how to transport ...

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TSC hosts students at Education and Career Expo - Brownsville Herald

Brownsville Herald

TSC hosts students at Education and Career Expo
Brownsville Herald
... Texas College, Texas State Technical College, Sam Houston State University and Our Lady of the Lake University were present, as well as Valley Baptist Health Systems, the Brownsville Police Department and the Gladys Porter Zoo to talk to the students.

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<p>A Komodo Dragon from the Indonesian Komodo Islands.  Grows up to 10-feet long and has no fear of humans. Although not venomous, they carry a toxic soup of bacteria in their saliva that will kill any animal they bite.  Gladys Porter Zoo.  Brownsville, TX.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/sqlshaw/">SQLShaw</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>A flock of whistlers along the resaca that runs through the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/reddirtpics/">Lindell Dillon</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>A life bird for Carolyn and me. Gladys Porter Zoo.  Brownsville, TX.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/reddirtpics/">Lindell Dillon</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>A pair of black swans in the Resaca that runs through the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/reddirtpics/">Lindell Dillon</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>I don't believe this is a pure wild Muscovy, but the closest I've seen. Gladys Porter Zoo. Brownsville, TX.  Lots of wild birds live along the resaca that runs through the zoo.<br />
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Our beautiful world, pass it on.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/reddirtpics/">Lindell Dillon</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Found this dapper little phoebe in the Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville, TX.  Usually resident birds along the Mexican border and southern Pacific coast. Sometimes migrate short distances.  <br />
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Our beautiful world, pass it on.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/reddirtpics/">Lindell Dillon</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Wild Muscovy are found in South America up through Mexico and in the very tip of Texas. I saw several dark unbanded ones in the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX. Mostly black, but don't have the white wing patches that are a field mark for wild ones.  Lots of wild feral Muscovys around Brownsville.<br />
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Our beautiful world, pass it on.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/reddirtpics/">Lindell Dillon</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Largest of the monkeys, the Mandrill is found in Nigeria, southern Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Congo.  Very brilliantly colored. <br />
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Gladys Porter Zoo.  Brownsville, TX.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/56618800@N07/">clint.atrox</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas December 2012<br />
In the left shot you just see his body squeezing through, and in the right shot he is strutting through the monkeys.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/irenesbest/">Visual Images1 (Thanks for over 4 million views)</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas December 2012</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/sqlshaw/">SQLShaw</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>A few weeks before Halloween a group of us where I live had the chance to go take a VIP behind the scenes tour at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.  On the tour we were treated to an awesome experience.  From seeing a White Rhino that was more than happy to come visit us after he was called to sitting inside the Bat Exhibit.  Another highlight to the tour was feeding the Galapagos Tortoise and the Kangaroos. <br />
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Once we were done with the guided tour we had lunch that was included with the price.  The food was good and then a number of the Zoo Keepers from each of the areas came in to give a closer look at the animals and answer any questions we had.  The highlight of the tour for my wife came when the Zoo Keepers saw how much she loved this Galapagos Tortoise, so much she asked to see one of the babies…  The Brownsville Zoo delivered.  If you are ever in that part of the country I cannot recommend taking this tour enough.  You need to have at least 10 people and it costs a little more, but remember you get lunch, a tour, and even a keepsake that other places would charge $20.00 for.  <br />
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We finished off our afternoon just walking around the Zoo and checking out all the animals from the other side of the exhibit.  I hope you enjoy the photos.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/sqlshaw/">SQLShaw</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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