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Reviewed June 13, 2011

After much anticipation, we took our grandson to the zoo. What a disappointment. There are very few animals, even though the zoo covers quite a large area. There were no monkeys at all, just a a couple gorillas. The bird area consists of a lot of parakeets with a few cockatiels mixed in. Unbelievable after the high entry fee. The bathrooms were very dirty. I highly recommend avoiding this zoo. The "main" attraction is displays of dinosaurs. Really would have like to see some live animals.

Date of experience: June 2011
5  Thank cja5678
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

I was so impressed by the Fort Worth Zoo! I've been to zoos across the globe, and this was truly one of the most entertaining! It has a great variety of animals including some surprises like poison arrow dart frogs, penguins, some sharks, lots of crocodillians and hippos. The zoo is very family friendly, and the Croc Cafe has a great (and gigantic) fajita burrito for $5.75. They did charge me to park in the lot (5 stinking dollars just to park before paying $12 for admission!), but I very much enjoyed this zoo experience.

Date of experience: May 2011
3  Thank Amandie
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

Texas is a state of fantastic reptile collections, and for more than 40 year, Fort Worth Zoo has been famous as one of the best in the world. There was much disapointment when the 1960's reptile house was closed, and anticipation was high for the Museum of Lviing Art, (MOLA) opened in 2010, which replaced it. The MOLA is imprressive, both architecurally and for the scope of its collectiion of reptiles and amphibians, as well as a sampling of fishes and arthropods: Ricord's Giant Anoles from Hispaniola, Mossy Geckos from New Caledonia, San Estaban Island Spiny-tailed Iguanas, the Quince Monitor from Obi Island in Indonesia, Misol and New Guinea Prehensile-tailed Monitors, an Armenian Viper, a Thai Bamboo Racer, a Jerdon's Viper, Annamese Borwon Turtles, Quechow Newts, Kaiser's Newts from Iran, a Japanese Giant Salamander, File-eared Frogs from Borneo, Vailliant's Monkey Tree Frogs from Peru, Barton Springs Salamanders, Ngege Tilapia from Lake Victoria, African White-eyed Asassin Bugs, Starburst Diving Beetles, etc. etc. etc. A huge glass-sided pool alongside this building also forms a wall of the restaraunt, so one may dine next to magnificent Gharials sharing their exhibit with a variety of Asian fishes and turtles. Huge Saltwater Crocodiles and Comodo Monitors are displayed nearby.

There are quite a variety of other animals at the Fort Worth Zoo: The rare-white headed Duck from Eurasia, prolific breeding flocks of Lessesr Flamingos and Chilean Flamingos, African Crowned Eagles, Malay Crested Fire-back Pheasants, an Aplomado Falcon, White-naped, Red-crowned and Wattled Cranes, Lesser Birds of Paradies, Long-tongued and Pallid Bats, Pygmy CHimps (or Bonobos), WHite-cheeked Gibbons, newly-acquired Sloth Bears, Red Wolves, Swift Foxes, breeding Asian Elephants, Ineian Rhinos and Southern Black Rhinos, Mountain Bongos, Gerenuks, a large flock of Lesser Kudu, a Kemp's Ridley Turtle, breeding Texas Horned Lizards, Raffle's Butterflyfish, Black-tipped Reef Sharks, living corals, and giant Horse Conchs, are among hundreds of species in one of the most biodverse collections in the US.

Date of experience: May 2011
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Reviewed May 20, 2011

Visted the Zoo on a recent Dallas visit as I read it was really nice, I was dissapointed and probably would not return. The place looked pretty worn, few animals, poor exhibits and habitats and staff was just lounging around. I went on a weekday so maybe they are all layed back, including the animals. I have visted the DC Zoo and San Diego Zoo and was expecting someting of htat quality and it is far from it. For the cost I felt it was not worth the visit and I was told that the Ft Worth Zoo was better than the Dallas Zoo so if that is correct I will not vist the Dallas Zoo. Everythng else I have seen in the Dallas/Ft Worth area has been top notch, unsure what happend to the Zoo - disappointing !

Date of experience: May 2011
4  Thank wblu
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Reviewed April 19, 2011

We decided to go the Fort Worth Zoo in order to enjoy a beautiful sunny day. I’ve always heard that the FWZ was much better than the Dallas Zoo, but I didn’t really think so. There are lots of animals, including some that I hadn’t seen at Dallas. They have white tigers. They also have an Australian Outback exhibit with kangaroos and wallabies. The area toward the back is dedicated to animals in Texas, divided by region. The jaguars were very active the day we were there and there was a really cool mountain lion hiding up in the tree. They also have a building for the amphibians and reptiles called MOLA – Museum of Living Art. Of note here, the Galapagos Tortoise and Komodo Dragons.

Date of experience: March 2011
4  Thank lojo34
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