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Zoos
Abilene Zoological Gardens
2070 Zoo Lane, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
Tel: (325) 676-6085 
http://www.abilenetx.com/zoo 

Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens, Inc.
1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554-8928
Tel: (800) 582-4673 
http://www.moodygardens.com 

Caldwell Zoo
PO Box 4785, Tyler, TX 75712-4785
Tel: (903) 593-0121 
http://www.caldwellzoo.org 

Cameron Park Zoo
1701 N 4th Street, Waco, TX 76707-2463
Tel: (254) 750-8400 
http://www.cameronparkzoo.com 

Dallas Zoo
650 So. R.L. Thorton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3034
Tel: (469) 554-7510 
http://www.dallaszoo.com 

El Paso Zoo
4001 E Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
Tel: (915) 521-1850 
http://www.elpasozoo.org 

Ellen Trout Zoo
402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
Tel: (936) 633-0399 
http://ellentroutzoo.com 

Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76110-6640
Tel: (817) 759-7500 
http://www.fortworthzoo.org 

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2155 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
Tel: (254) 897-2960 
http://www.fossilrim.org 

Gladys Porter Zoo
500 Ringgold Street, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
Tel: (956) 546-7187 
http://www.gpz.org 

Houston Aquarium, Inc.
410 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002
Tel: (713) 315-5000 
http://www.downtownaquarium.com/ 

Houston Zoo, Inc.
1513 Cambridge Street, Houston, TX 77030-1603
Tel: (713) 533-6801 
http://www.houstonzoo.org 

San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarium
3903 N. Saint Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX 78212-3199
Tel: (210) 734-7184 
http://www.sazoo-aq.org 
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SeaWorld San Antonio
10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251-3002
Tel: (210) 523-3000 
http://www.seaworld.org 

Texas State Aquarium
2710 N Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
Tel: (361) 881-1200 
http://www.texasstateaquarium.org 

The Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202-1503
Tel: (214) 720-2224 
http://www.dwazoo.com 


Abilene Zoological Gardens
2070 Zoo Lane
Abilene, TX 79602-1996
Tel: (325) 676-6085 Fax: (325) 676-6084
Email: bill.gersonde@abilenetx.com
http://www.abilenetx.com/zoo 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens, Inc.
1 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554-8928
Tel: (800) 582-4673 Fax: (408) 683-4926
Email: noemail@aza.org
http://www.moodygardens.com 
When the world's newest rainforest opened in March of 1993 at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas, visitors had to use their imaginations to visualize how the acre-size rainforest would actually fill out its 10-story glass pyramid. Not so today! In just a few years, the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid has formed a complete 55-foot tall canopy of tropical foliage, which blocks out much of the blazing Texas sun. The Pyramid has indeed become a verdant jungle full of Tarzan-type air-root vines, vibrant flowers and luscious fruit such as bananas and papaya. Indeed, the horticulture team led by Moody Gardens' nationally renowned Gary Outenreath has its hands full controlling the growth, which produces three truck-loads of trimmings every week of the summer.
Caldwell Zoo
PO Box 4785
Tyler, TX 75712-4785
Tel: (903) 593-0121 Fax: (903) 595-5083
Email: info@caldwellzoo.org
http://www.caldwellzoo.org 
Cameron Park Zoo
1701 N 4th Street
Waco, TX 76707-2463
Tel: (254) 750-8400 Fax: (254) 750-8430
Email: jimf@ci.waco.tx.us
http://www.cameronparkzoo.com 
You'll find many rare species living together at the Cameron Park Zoo, the nation's newest natural habitat zoo, located in Waco, Texas. At the zoo, you'll see zebras run with giraffes and antelopes as they would in the wild of the African Savannah. Perhaps you'll even watch as a playful White-Handed Gibbon taunts a pair of black swans, just as he would in his native homeland. The Cameron Park Zoo, accredited by the American Zoo & Aquarium Association, emphasizes conservation by participating in the Species Survival Plan and by housing many endangered or threatened species. The mission of the Cameron Park Zoo is to provide a community resource for cultural enrichment and recreation for the family, to be an educational resource for area schools, a survival center for endangered species, and an active partner in economic development through tourism.
Dallas Zoo
650 So. R.L. Thorton Fwy
Dallas, TX 75203-3034
Tel: (469) 554-7510 Fax: (469) 554-7380
Email: info@dalzoo.com
http://www.dallaszoo.com 
El Paso Zoo
4001 E Paisano Drive
El Paso, TX 79905-4223
Tel: (915) 521-1850 Fax: (915) 521-1857
Email: elpasozoo@elpasotexas.gov
http://www.elpasozoo.org 
The El Paso Zoo is an eighteen-acre home to more than 600 animals of over 250 species in a variety of natural habitat exhibits including a Reptile House, South American Pavilion, Americas Aviary, Paraje, Birds of Prey, American Biome, Forest Atrium, Asian Grasslands, Asian Endangered Walk, and an Elephant Complex.
Ellen Trout Zoo
402 Zoo Circle
Lufkin, TX 75904-1345
Tel: (936) 633-0399 Fax: (936) 633-0311
Email: ghenley@ellentroutzoo.com
http://ellentroutzoo.com 
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110-6640
Tel: (817) 759-7500 Fax: (817) 759-7501
Email: noemail@aza.org
http://www.fortworthzoo.org 
Go wild at the Fort Worth Zoo! Named one of the top five zoos in America by Family Life magazine. With more than 5,000 native, exotic and endangered animals, all in a lush, beautifully landscaped environment where you can get close --really close -- to the animals. The Fort Worth Zoo. A must-see for the whole family!
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2155 County Road 2008
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Tel: (254) 897-2960 Fax: (254) 897-3785
Email: visitor-services@fossilrim.org
http://www.fossilrim.org 
Just 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, visitors to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center can observe over 1100 animals from five continents roaming free over 2700 acres. It is a safe haven for some of the worlds most endangered species including a host of native animals. Fossil Rim promotes excellence in wildlife conservation and education through its propagation and management programs, participation in scientific research, public education programming and training of conservation professionals. Fossil Rim was the first facility of its kind to be accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. Fossil Rim is a new business model, a visitor supported enterprise with a philanthropic mission. Visitor participation in Fossil Rim's various programs is directly responsible for funding efforts to preserve the biological diversity of the planet.
Gladys Porter Zoo
500 Ringgold Street
Brownsville, TX 78520-7998
Tel: (956) 546-7187 Fax: (956) 541-4940
Email: admin@gpz.org
http://www.gpz.org 
The Gladys Porter Zoo is a visitor oriented zoological and botanical park dedicated to the preservation of nature. The Gladys Porter Zoo is located on 31-acres in central Brownsville. Additional Zoo facilities include: Administrative office, Education building, four concession stands, gift shop, work shop, animal diet kitchen, clinic and off-display breeding areas through education, conservation and research.
Houston Aquarium, Inc.
410 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002
Tel: (713) 315-5000 Fax: (713) 315-5069
Email: aqdt@ldry.com
http://www.downtownaquarium.com/ 
Downtown Aquarium is the product of redeveloping two downtown Houston landmarks – Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks Building. This magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. With a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic & geographic exhibits, shopping and a variety of amusements, Downtown Aquarium has it all!
Houston Zoo, Inc.
1513 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX 77030-1603
Tel: (713) 533-6801 Fax: (713) 533-6802
Email: pwarfield@houstonzoo.org
http://www.houstonzoo.org 
Founded in 1922, the Houston Zoo is an exciting live animal adventure that provides a unique educational and conservation resource serving 1.5 million guests annually. Set in a 55-acre lush tropical landscape, the Zoo is home to more than 3,500 exotic animals representing more than 700 species. Operated by the not-for-profit Houston Zoo, Inc., the Houston Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife, providing engaging educational experiences for our guests and creating naturalistic animal habitats.
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarium
3903 N. Saint Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78212-3199
Tel: (210) 734-7184 Fax: (210) 734-7291
Email: information@sazoo-aq.org
http://www.sazoo-aq.org 
The San Antonio Zoo is located at the headwaters of the San Antonio River -- just minutes from the Alamo and the Riverwalk. Artesian water flows through the Zoo grounds, an abandoned rock quarry where tall oak, pecan, and bald cypress trees provide cool summer shade. Limestone cliffs surround the naturalistic enclosures and make dramatic backdrops for many of the animal habitats. Along the riverbank, humid, tropical conditions prevail, while a short distance away, semi-arid hillsides dominate. San Antonio's temperate climate makes it possible to keep most animals in outside enclosures year round.
SeaWorld San Antonio
10500 SeaWorld Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251-3002
Tel: (210) 523-3000 Fax: (210) 523-3299
Email: shamu@seaworld.org
http://www.seaworld.org 
Texas State Aquarium
2710 N Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
Tel: (361) 881-1200 Fax: (361) 881-1257
Email: mermaid@txstateaq.org
http://www.texasstateaquarium.org 
Come. Sea. Discover. The Texas State Aquarium. From daily dive presentations and animal interviews to a "hands on" experience with sharks and stingrays, the Texas State Aquarium has all the fun and adventure of an aquatic journey! Discover Dolphin Bay-and learn about Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Come face-to-fin with a sand tiger shark in the Islands of Steel. Or discover the wonderful world of river otters and sea turtles. And new in 2005, do you dare to enter the exotic and mysterious AMAZON? The Aquarium is open daily on Corpus Christi Beach. Call 1-800-477-GULF or visit us at texasstateaquarium.org for more information.
The Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202-1503
Tel: (214) 720-2224 Fax: (214) 720-2242
Email: info@dwazoo.com
http://www.dwazoo.com 
Your visit to The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the canopy level of a South American rainforest filled with rare and indigenous plants and animals of the Orinoco River basin. The bamboo-planked path leads past monkeys, Giant river otters, many species of toucans and Orinoco crocodiles. The River exhibit gives you an underwater glimpse of Antillean manatees, huge turtles and schooling cichlids. The aquarium contains 85,000 gallons of saltwater, including a 22,000 gallon walk-through tunnel. Wrasses, stingrays and rare Leafy seadragons are only a few of the intriguing marine life. Black-footed penguins entertain in an outdoor lagoon, while Fairy penguins can be seen swimming in their pool on the second level of the latest expansion - Mundo Maya. The eight-story immersion exhibit highlights the flora and fauna important to the Maya culture, including venomous snakes, Bull and Brown sharks, Jaguars, sea turtles, hummingbirds, owls and eagles.