Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville

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  • Fall and winter are great for walking the Zoo. Our Family loves the time together. The petting zoo is always a hit with the kids, and on a warm day, there is a great splash pad for the kids to cool of...  more »
  • This is one of the best zoos in the world. I truly enjoy going there. Every year if possible. The aquatic center is a great addition. I do miss having the elephants and the robot dinosaurs should come...  more »
  • We have been to zoos all over the country. It is truly one of our favorite pastimes. The Gladys Porter Zoo albeit small was very enjoyable. All the animals looked healthy and well taken care of. If yo...  more »
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  • This is a great place to see a variety of animals. The exhibits are placed around the zoo by continents. As a member I come here several times a month and enjoy watching the animals hang out. They are always adding exhibits to keep the traffic flowing. You should be able to see all the animals with in two hours maybe more if you have kids. Check out there website in advance to see if maybe you can plan a trip when they are doing something exciting. My favorite part is the aquarium and stingray exhibit that allows you to pet them as they swim by.
  • Good exhibits and plenty of drink stations. Im from Indiana so it was very much hotter than what I'm used to. All in all good experience just wish my Spanish was a little better so I could understand the locals that were trying to talk to us.
  • My family loves this zoo. Every time we go to visit family, we HAVE to make time to stop at the zoo. They do a free tour with a guide if you call ahead and schedule it. For being a small zoo, they have tons of animals to see. We love to pet the stingrays and feed the giraffes! Also, the playground is a great touch. The bathrooms could use some work though.
  • I enjoyed going to the zoo it's just that the animal Care needs to improve. Thier water is too dirty needs cleaning the dens need proper care, the giraffes needs​ carrots for a three dollar snack instead of a dried out twig. Come on it's time to really better their care. I don't mind paying even more but it needs to go to the care of the poor animals. The first time I visited the zoo I was flabbergasted at what I saw it has improved however very little. Please please do something about it.
  • My kids loved the zoo! The have added new things like the giraffe feedings and revamped the Eagle Canyon area into a Mayan/Aztec theme. We love the events they hist like the Ridley Rush and the Ocelot 5k.

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