Dallas Zoo celebrates 125 years

April 17, 2013 by  

This month, Dallas Zoo threw a two day birthday celebration in honor of being open for 125 years. To celebrate the big day, the zoo organized musical performances and other events for the attendees, including giveaways.

Dallas Zoo was founded in 1888 and is now the largest and oldest zoo in Texas. The musical events on the day included a disco held in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo while the Wilds of Africa hosted African dancers and drummers. Although a local printing company produces promotional materials for the zoo, flyer printing skills were required for the 125th celebrations.

Dallas Zoo is jointly managed by the Dallas Zoological Society and Dallas Zoo Management. During recent years, the zoo has experienced impressive attendance numbers as it has introduced new exhibits, like the Giants of the Savanna, which is home to such creatures as lions, elephants, warthogs, and cheetahs.

The birthday celebrations offered a host of events which impressed the local community and animal lovers. A ceremony was performed for the cutting of the cake, there was the signing of books depicting the Dallas Zoo history, and even the animals received birthday treats. According to the senior vice president of the Dallas Zoological Society, Karen Hamilton, the management went wild with the celebration, to share the fun with the local community.

The management team of the zoo intends to continue with plans to extend the site, providing an education center and renovating some of the existing exhibits located in the original parts of the zoo.