NEWS & EVENTS

Check out what’s happening at Caldwell Zoo! Here you’ll find both recent news and information on upcoming events at the Zoo.

construction update

We have an elephant pool! When completed, the new pool will hold 100,000 gallons of water. We're sure the girls will just love it! Construction crews are continuing work on the café and bathroom building with a projected completion of Spring 2017.

Giraffes may be viewed inside the giraffe building and most African animals are viewable from the lion viewing window.

Light snacks and drinks may be purchased at concessions located near the reptile building.

 

construction

The Caldwell Zoo has begun a $6.7 million construction project which will renovate the African Overlook portion of the zoo.  This project will take 14-17 months to complete and include an expanded elephant yard and pool, a raised giraffe feeding deck which will allow visitors to purchase food and feed giraffes, a new café with indoor seating and expanded outdoor seating, as well as a new ADA-accessible path leading to the overlook.

Because of construction, some zoo pathways may be closed for a period of time.

Baby alert

In November, our impala herd welcomed a new baby. This little cutie is names Hollandaise, or Holly for short. Her keepers say she loves to bounce around in the yard and play with the rest of the herd. We're hoping she will someday have more little friends to play with!

New species

Recently the zoo acquired a pair of caiman lizards. Native to the Amazon River basin, these lizards are highly aquatic and possess large scales and a tail similar to many crocodilian species. Their rounded teeth and powerful jaws help them crush the aquatic snails that they feed on. Right now our lizards are small, but when full grown they may reach up to 4 feet in length. Stop by the reptile building to take a peek!

Events

MY HEART BELONGS TO ZOO                                                                                Come on up to the African Huts and we'll help you create some special critter Valentines.                                                                                                              February 11: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

poison jungle safari

It's time for our annual Poison Jungle Safari. This event is held in cooperation with the North Texas Poison Control Center of Dallas. Booths throughout the zoo will alert children and adults to the possible poison dangers in the home. March 25; 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Earth Day

Help us celebrate Earth Day as we "party for the planet." The zoo joins local organizations to help all of us learn how we can make every day Earth Day.   April 22; 1:00-4:00 p.m.