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“Small but nice”
Review of Gladys Porter Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Brownsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Known to be one of the best zoos in the United States, open every day of the year.
Reviewed January 8, 2012

We have always like the Gladys Porter Zoo and are family are members. It is small, which is one of the nice things about it because it is not an exhausting hike with no animals but rather a short stroll with plenty of animals to see. It seems a bit cramped but we know the animals are well cared for.

1  Thank vrdixon
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"endangered species"
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"well taken care"
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"butterfly exhibit"
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"large variety of animals"
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"beautiful animals"
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"aquatic center"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"lions and tigers"
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"air conditioned"
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"reptile house"
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"summer months"
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"big cats"
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"whole family"
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"only complaint"
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"south texas"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

I am not a big fan of zoos, but Gladys Porter is really a wonderful place to spend the mornings. It is almost too hot during the summer months to go in the afternoons.

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Beautiful grounds, well maintained, and an excellent array of creatures big and small. Well worth the price of admission.

1  Thank nomadio
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

I have been to other zoos in the U.S., but this one is one of most complete zoos I've visited. It has such a vast variety of animals, that you are always captivated by their presence.

1  Thank marsa18
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

I like the variety of animals, rasing water lever for canooing would be awesome.zoo needs better gardening.

Thank Roberto S
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