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“Go South for the the Winter” at the Dallas Zoo on Oct. 7

See the grand openings of two new exhibits normally found south of the equator.

WHAT: Go South for the Winter kicks off Oct. 7. Head south of the Trinity River to enjoy an expanded schedule of keeper talks along with the grand openings of the following exhibits and attractions:

African black-footed penguins – Direct from an extended engagement at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, these black-and-white birds from South Africa will make a big splash in their new home in the Wilds of Africa.

Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing – One of the only interactive bird exhibits to feature more than 20 different species of birds, Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing is home to 60 special birds that have been chosen for their friendly interest in humans. Visitors can buy seed, insects, and food pellets to feed these feathered friends from South American and other tropical locations.

Zoorama – Get a new view of the Dallas Zoo the moment you enter the park. A new interactive map encourages guests to travel around, over, and through the park as they plan their day. Zoorama, made possible by a generous grant from The Meadows Foundation, is a topographical model of the Zoo featuring sights and sounds of exhibits and other attractions.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7

WHERE: Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75203

BACK-GROUND: The Dallas Zoo is the largest zoological experience in Texas, with a 95-acre park, 2,067 animals, and an education department that offers fascinating, fun programs for all ages. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35 at Marsalis). The DART Light Rail Red Line stops at the Zoo entrance. The regular admission price is $8.75 for adults and children age 12 and up, $5.75 for children age 3 to 11, and $5 for seniors 65 and up, and free for children under 3, Dallas Zoological Society members, and pre-registered teachers. Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on this and other Zoo opportunities visit www.dallaszoo.com or call (214) 670-5656.