That poor Dallas Zoo gets such a bad rap for not being a bigger, better zoo. Which I never understood because it's always fulfilled my needs. What exactly is it that people expect out of this city gem? Well, to answer that question, the zoo folks are hosting Dallas Roars, a brand-new event for the next two weekends in which people should be able to see all this menagerie has to offer. (Think Dallas Blooms but with animals.) The highlight of Roars will be the premiere of two new exhibits. Folks can introduce themselves to two pairs of Rhino Iguanas this coming weekend, while the Gorilla Conservation Research Center re-opens on May 6. They actually opened Crocodile Isle last weekend when Roars started, but we were still recuperating from our own antics Friday night. (Crikey, we promise to check out ye isle o' reptile this week!)
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The fur fest looks to have something for all sorts. Personally, I can never resist the animal feedings. Just how is a tiger fed? People are going to find out. And chimp feedings? Sure to be fun to watch...and possibly reminiscent of middle school lunches of yore. The daily schedule is jam-packed with events and activities. Eddie Coker sings! The Dallas Fire Department appears! Radio Disney broadcasts! Jugglers, stilt walkers and face painters, oh my! But I came to a screeching halt at the Gorilla Toss and Elephant Slide. Should I assume too much? Dallas Roars runs Saturday and Sunday and May 5, 6 and 7. Call 214-670-6826 or visit dallasroars.com.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: April 29. Continues through May 7