Dallas Zoo

      municipal zoological garden in Marsalis Park, Dallas, Texas, U.S. It is noted for its fine reptile and amphibian collection. Founded in 1888, the zoo houses about 1,500 specimens of more than 300 species on its 95-acre (38-hectare) site. It is operated by the city of Dallas and partially supported by the Dallas Zoological Society, a private organization. Its exhibits are organized into two areas. Wilds of Africa includes six naturalistic habitats for African species such as gorillas (gorilla), chimpanzees (chimpanzee), mandrills (mandrill), and lemurs (lemur). Zoo North has a children's zoo and a variety of animals from around the world, including cheetahs (cheetah), black rhinoceroses (rhinoceros), kangaroos (kangaroo), tigers (tiger), and several rare antelope species. The zoo engages in conservation and research work and has successful breeding programs for species such as the okapi, the Kori bustard, and the saddle-billed stork. Dallas Zoo also contains one of the largest flamingo flocks in North America.

      The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, which is operated by Dallas Zoo, opened in 1936 as part of the city's celebration of the Texas centennial. The aquarium features some 6,000 freshwater and saltwater species of fish, reptiles, and amphibians and conducts breeding programs for regional endangered species such as the desert pupfish.

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