Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville

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  • lots of very different animals on display. Very clean well kept facility. I have no complaints as was very pleased with everything Highly recommend this to young or old . Something for everyone  more »
  • For the price, there's not much to see only empty spaces is not worth it and on top of that you pay for the parking lot where I live they charge you for the car no matter how many people are in the ca...  more »
  • It is one of the most beautiful zoologicos in the world. It is really worth a visit if you are in the Rio Grande area. Their strong letter is the gorillas; Just to see them it's worth the entrance.
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  • Adding my 5 star review. What a fabulous zoo. YOU CAN FEED GIRAFEES HERE!!! The monkeys were all very active, the staff were all very engaging with my curious kids. We also loved the splash pad and the playground. It's very smartly placed halfway through the zoo. A very enjoyable day.
  • A really neat zoo with many open-air exhibits and fun trails to walk! It was a little rainy the day we went, so some of the animals weren't out, but we were surprised by how many we still saw. We loved all the flowering vines and trees that gave the zoo a "jungle" feel! Would definitely come back here again!
  • Unfortunately, the Dinosaur exhibit was kind of lacking. The dinosaurs moved, which was interesting and the facts were informative but since the space was limited, the exhibit was small. The small water parks help with the heat, they are refreshing. Yet to see the butterfly exhibit but overall, my kids love coming to the zoo!
  • Wonderful zoo. One of the best I've been to. Great job zoo staff!!!! My favorite had to be the kangaroos. Joeys in there Mama's pouches. Too cute for words.
  • Looking to have a kid friendly "wild time"?? This is your place to come in Brownsville during the week, while school is in-session, making for a very enjoyable day. Consider the VIP Tour that gets you a behind the scenes access with a catered lunch to wrap up your guided visit of this non-profit organization's mission to preserving endangered animals.
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