The Fort Worth Zoo has 12 permanent exhibit areas on its campus: Penguins, World of Primates, Asian Falls, Raptor Canyon, Cheetahs, Flamingo Bay, Meerkat Mounds, Australian Outback, African Savannah, Parrot Paradise, Texas Wild!, and the Museum of Living Art.
There are currently 98 endangered species at the Zoo, including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Some of the most breath-taking endangered mammals are cared for at the Zoo, including jaguars, black rhinos, and western lowland gorillas. Visitors will be truly amazed by these magnificent creatures.
Visitors can even interact with some mild and friendly animals in the Texas Wild! Petting Corral. Here, guests can get up close and personal with goats, chickens, tortoises, and even snakes.
There are also all sorts of attractions and rides for every member of the family to enjoy: Safari Splash, Tasmanian Tower, Outdoor Learning Theater, Yellow Rose Express Train, Country Carousel, Playbarn, Wild West Shooting Gallery, Swinging Swamp Bridge, Texas NatureTraders, Weather Theater, Lone Star Mining Company Movie House, and even Hurricane and Tornado Simulators.
The zoo's newest attraction is a must-see – The Hurricane and Tornado Simulator. This attraction allows guests to experience hurricane and tornado force winds in a safe and exciting environment.
Guests can also experience life on the farm at the Zoo's PlayBarn, enjoy a game of laser tag at the Wild West Shooting Gallery, or even take a pleasant ride on the Country Carousel. The Yellow Rose Express Train is not to be missed! The train travels between SafariDepot and Texas Wild!while allowing children to experience conducting and operating the train.
One of the most popular and educational exhibits is the Texas Nature Trader's area. Children can explore and learn in a simulated wild environment. They will gather fossils, rocks, bones, plants, and all sorts of other artifacts for points, while enjoying a wild adventure.
During the summer months, the Safari Splash zone allows guests to cool off and enjoy some shade in a world-class 14,000 square foot play pool. There are four water slides, a toddler play area, and even animal-shaped water cannons for the children to enjoy.
The outdoor learning theater is a state-of-the-art theater where the zoo hosts conservation and educational presentations. It is more than 13,000 square feet and truly provides invaluable experiences to visitors. Photo: jon manjeot/Fotolia
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