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Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth

1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth , Texas
Tel: 817 759 7555's insider take:

One of the nation's top zoos draws raves for its acres of realistic habitats where animals roam free in natural environments. The safarilike African Savanna exhibit offers unique overhead, boardwalk views of white rhinos, ostriches, and giraffes; in the Raptor Canyon aviary, Andean condors and crowned eagles fly overhead. The spectacular hillside Asian Falls habitat includes a colony of elephants and two white tigers, while other evocative environments focus on Komodo dragons, meerkats, or gorillas and orangutans (in a re-created rain forest). Texas Wild features eight acres of the state's flora and fauna set around kid-pleasing regional tableaux, from a tornado-demolished house on the High Plains to a West Texas mineshaft.

Open daily. Late October through mid-February: 10 am to 4 pm. Mid-February through late October: Mondays through Fridays 10 am to 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 6 pm.

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