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The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of 28!
The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of '28!
By Georgie London, Staff Writer
Published May 13, 2024
Advice from your fellow Frogs, explore Fort Worth, pizza reviews and more. 

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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