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By July 27, 2020 July 29th, 2020 No Comments

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By Meda Kessler

The Fort Worth attraction earns big bragging rights

The second phase features the much anticipated Elephant Springs, which triples the size of the elephant yard and adds a massive pool and varied habitats. Its projected opening is spring 2021. Other improvements in the works as part of the project include a new big-cat attraction called Hunters of Africa & Asian Predators, with waterfalls and multiple swimming holes for animals such as striped hyenas, Malayan tigers and the clouded leopard. Forests & Jungles will be sited in the heart of the zoo, and visitors will wind their way through tree-lined trails surrounded by creatures from the world’s jungles and forests.

MOLA (Museum of Living Art) is home to reptiles and amphibians. Photo by Jeremy Enlow

Black rhinos also make themselves at home on the savanna. The zoo’s elephants get  an expanded home in 2021. Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Zoo

The second phase features the much anticipated Elephant Springs, which triples the size of the elephant yard and adds a massive pool and varied habitats. Its projected opening is spring 2021. Other improvements in the works as part of the project include a new big-cat attraction called Hunters of Africa & Asian Predators, with waterfalls and multiple swimming holes for animals such as striped hyenas, Malayan tigers and the clouded leopard. Forests & Jungles will be sited in the heart of the zoo, and visitors will wind their way through tree-lined trails surrounded by creatures from the world’s jungles and forests.

THE DETAILS

Fort Worth Zoo The zoo currently is open to a limited number of visitors by reservation only, including members. The entries are timed; select the time block and stay as long as you like. Safety protocols apply, including wearing masks. Provisions for entry apply to everyone, except children ages 2 and under. See the website for the full list. 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, 817-759-7555, fortworthzoo.org