Gladys Porter Zoo Brownsville
Where are we going today?
This award-winning zoo offers more than 31 acres of easy access to some of the rarest animals in the world. You'll see natural waterways flowing throughout the area and exhibits designed to simulate the animals' natural habitat.
In a mere mile trek, a visitor to the Gladys Porter Zoo will encounter a diverse ensemble of 377 species of animals and 225 species of plants! The park is divided into four zoogeographic areas: Africa, Asia, Tropical America and Indo-Australia.
There is also a Herpetarium and Aquatic Wing, a Free-flight Aviary, Macaw Canyon, Bear Grottos, a California Sea Lion exhibit and Komodo dragon exhibit. Small World features a nursery and an animal contact yard where children can touch and interact with domesticated animals. Large numbers of wild birds find sanctuary on the Zoo grounds, drawn to the plants and waterways that provide them with food and shelter.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2
When can we go?
Daily 9am to 5pm.
What people are saying?
by Augustina Hernandez
Definitely enjoyable with georgeous vegetation, walkways and waterworks aside from exotic animals from Africa and round the world. In recent years much of the zoo has been rebuilt and expanded. The food service, rest areas, macaw canyon, children's park and waterfalls are new. ....and the work continues. I visit often during the year. We'll worth a visit. A world class zoo
by Kathryn M.
This is a wonderful zoo! I am always impressed by the hard work and dedication of the employees and volunteers that enable this Zoo to continue expanding. Over the past years, Gladys Porter Zoo has created some beautiful additions; best of all, the animals always look happy and healthy.
by Yasmin Hernandez
i lovee iit, the food is a little bit expensive thou
by Oscar Garcia Jr
Great zoo exhibits walk ways aviarys a good time for all.
by Adam Glasgow
Surprisingly fantastic zoo. I would recommend during the spring or fall when it isn't 105+ degrees outside.