Yesterday I drove past a pumpkin patch that had at least 200 large round squashes still remaining. Their lonely abandonment made me a bit sad. Would they ever serve a purpose in this world? Last year the Dallas Arboretum told me they send some of their leftover pumpkins to local zoos. So, I called t ... More >>
Remember that party last year with the monkeys and the flamingos and the beer? The Observer's Brew at the Zoo drew thousands, as beer enthusiasts hit stall after stall sampling craft suds. It was a pretty damn good time.
This year the event will move to the Downtown Dallas Arts District to allow fo ... More >>
Back in December, we spent some time exalting the weirdness of Mavericks guard Delonte West, who had just signed with the team. West is known for his ongoing mental health struggles, and his non-dalliance with LeBron James' mom. But he is also a noted weirdo whose quotes can reach Ichiro-esque level ... More >>
Perhaps you've heard: A spider monkey got loose at the Dallas Zoo this morning. It's back in its cage now, say zoo officials, who didn't have to tranq or Jabari the monkey to get it back behind bars. But the zoo also can't get the monkey to stop tweeting.Almost "as soon as the call went out," say ... More >>
Via.Forgive us for seeming a little primate-obsessed today, but the Dallas Zoo is giving us an awful lot of material. Hot on the heels of the news that a Twitter-savvy "rogue" spider monkey got loose this morning and was quickly captured, we heard back from Dr. Lynn Kramer, the deputy directo ... More >>
Nice strategy, lady, but it won't work with the hippos.UPDATE: You guys are some creative bastards, but you wouldn't last five minutes in the wild. Oh well. Under the parameters of this endeavor, you'd also be hammered. No better way to go.
Anyway, using a random number generator, we've sele ... More >>
Don't. It's closed. Per Dallas PD a little while ago, officer were serving warrants on two aggravated robbery suspects when one ran ... all the way into the Giants of the Savanna exhibit, where he remains at large. Per DPD's note, SWAT's been sent in.When the incident occurred shortly after 10:30 ... More >>
Hell of a time to get (re)obsessed with KZEW concerts -- only, what, 35 years after the fact? But when a Friend of Unfair Park sent me chasing after the Peter Frampton show, look what I found instead last night -- Robin Trower at the Travis Street Electric Company on March 20, 1975.This, like the ... More >>
Photos by Conner HowellWester, center, is waiting to see you at the Dallas Zoo.Now's the time for Dallas residents to go and see the new Grevy's zebra foal in the Wilds of Africa exhibit at the Dallas Zoo. It's a big deal, zoo officials say, because Grevy's are a rare type of zebra, with about 2,500 ... More >>
Flickr user: Dallas1200amMaybe you heard: On Saturday, Tufani, a 19-year-old female gorilla at the Dallas Zoo, got out of her holding area at the 2-acre Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Center. It was nothing as dramatic as the Jabari rampage in '04, which prompted PETA to demand the U ... More >>
Photos by Spike JohnsonDallas Zoo executive director Gregg HudsonToday, Tufani sat in the shade of the south gorilla habitat at the Dallas Zoo half-reclined, peacefully peeling an orange, seemingly unaware of the gaggle of media looking on from a zoo-approved observation point. It was a far cry f ... More >>
Robert Cabello, Dallas Zoological SocietyOn Wednesday, the Dallas City Council will more than likely vote to approve turning over management of the Dallas Zoo to the Dallas Zoological Society -- and, more specifically, its management arm, Dallas Zoo Management, Inc. Further details concerning the ... More >>
Patrick Michels We already mentioned that Jenny the Elephant's got a few new friends trying to spring her from the Dallas Zoo, including the great Emmylou Harris, the irascible Kinky Friedman and Laugh-In star Ruth Buzzi. Buzzi, who lives just west of Fort Worth, joined Concerned Citizens for Jenny ... More >>