People often compare the Dallas zoo and Forth Worth zoo, and usually, the Fort Worth zoo gets all the praise. People think it's the bigger park, but the Dallas zoo is actually bigger in terms of land mass and the number of animals kept.
Unfortunately, many of the larger animals are not very accessible at the Dallas Zoo. For example, aside from the giraffe, it’s not easy photographing the animals in the Giants of the Savanna exhibit. Elephants are often too far away and the impalas and zebras are simply never close enough.
Despite that, kids seem to enjoy most of the exhibits, especially the herpetarium – a collection of amphibians, lizards, snakes, and turtles – where they can see each animal up close. They’ll also enjoy the 20-minute-long monorail and the camel rides, among other amusements.
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August 27, 2013
Thank you for the nice comments. The Zoo is definitely a great place for kids to enjoy and learn about animals at their own pace. As for photographing animals, we find that the earlier the better for seeing the most animal activity. As the largest Zoo in Texas, especially during the summer, there's a lot to see when we open at 9:00 am. We look forward to your next visit.
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