Tag: Gladys Porter Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo launches social media campaign with the help of YouTubers

With zoos all over the world struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gladys Porter Zoo launched a social media...

Columbus Day hours at Gladys Porter Zoo

The Gladys Porter Zoo will be open and welcoming guests on Friday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 12 for the Columbus Day holiday. The zoo will be...

Halloween gets booed this year? COVID-19 could put a damper on the holiday

As the COVID-19 numbers continue to drop throughout the country, and in the Rio Grande Valley, community members are still unsure about whether or...

Historic Fauna: Zoo opens otter permanent exhibit

With raincoats and umbrellas, dozens of mask-wearing visitors on Saturday attended the newly opened Otter Bahn exhibit at the Gladys Porter Zoo, which features...

Miracle Baby: Gladys Porter Zoo welcomes new gorilla

A gorilla at Gladys Porter Zoo gave birth to a baby late last month, surprising staff, zookeepers, and veterinarians who thought Penny was unable...

Hanging Tough: Zoo continues on despite COVID-19

Brownsville’s beloved Gladys Porter Zoo has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic with minimal staff and far less funding than would be normally available to provide...

Back to the Animals: Zoo reopens to general public on Monday

The Gladys Porter Zoo began rolling out a members-only soft reopening on Thursday and will open to the general public starting Monday. Reservations through an...

Zoo invites community to celebrate baby gorilla’s first birthday

The Gladys Porter Zoo invites the community to be part of the birthday celebration for gorillas Margaret and Mbundi’s first baby, Burchfield, which will...

Gladys Porter Zoo closed until further notice

The Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville announced Tuesday that the zoo will be closed until further notice. The zoo announced the closing on its Facebook...

Gladys Porter Zoo to remain closed until further notice

Gladys Porter Zoo released the following statement via Facebook: Effective immediately, the Gladys Porter Zoo will remain closed to the public until further notice. The health...