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Buy your tickets to visit the Fort Worth Zoo this spring break!

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Kimberly Moreno
One of the many signs that introduce the Fort Worth Zoo’s recent habitat addition. (Kimberly Moreno/Staff Writer)

The Fort Worth Zoo’s “Predators of Asia and Africa” exhibit opened June 2023. This astonishing addition showcases predators such as tigers, lions and leopards – all within a mile from TCU.  

The zoo has over 540 species to meet, allowing guests to get an up-close look. 

“My kids have been begging me to bring them to the zoo to see the lions and tigers; now that the weather permitted, I was able to do so,” said Juan Castillo, a parent visiting the zoo.  

Cheetah’s roaming around in their habitat at the zoo on February 2024. (Kimberly Moreno/Staff Writer) 

Even though the new exhibit opened a few months ago, there are still numerous people that are excited about re-visiting these animals.  

“The Fort Worth Zoo is a staple spot here, when my family visits here from Mexico, I always bring my nieces and nephews” said Maria Espinosa, a visitor at the zoo.

The naturalistic spaces, habitat features, and numerous food and shopping options keep the zoo packed– especially when planning a picnic at the zoo is also an option. Feel free to bring a cooler, as outside food and drinks are permitted.  

There is no doubt that the Fort Worth Zoo is a sight to see, especially with the warmer weather coming up.  

“I tend to bring my daughter once a month here, she loves to see the animals,” said Kassie Moreno, a visitor at the zoo. “It is a better zoo compared to the one in Dallas.” 

Daily tickets and memberships are available in person and online. When tickets are purchased online, a dollar is deducted from the normal ticket price and Wednesdays are 50% off.   

The zoo is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and weekend hours are extended until 6:00 p.m.  

Check them out online @fortworthzoo.org.

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