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

The Chakula Café  is completely gone, the new restroom building has taken shape and the serpentine walkway is being paved.  The area circled in red is currently closed to the public. Giraffes may be viewed inside the giraffe building and most African animals are viewable from the lion viewing window. Construction crews will soon begin work on the new elephant yard and pool, as well as the giraffe feeding platform.

Light snacks and drinks may be purchased at the concession stands located near the reptile building. The Crazy Samosa food truck will provide food from April 16 - May 14 in the bus parking lot. Current food areas are circled in blue.



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.

new kitty

Nina the serval has arrived at the Caldwell Zoo. This cute little kitty is 11 years old and is on loan to us from the Memphis Zoo. She has passed her quarantine period and is now on exhibit. Nina and Bosco are still being introduced to each other so for the time being, we will only have one serval on exhibit at a time.

addition to the herd

In January, the zoo received a small herd of impala (1.7 or one male and seven females) from the Dallas Zoo. The herd is now in exhibit with all of the other African animals that we have here at the Caldwell Zoo.



international migratory bird day

“Spread your wings for bird conservation” and join us as we celebrate IMBD. May 14; 1:30-3:30 p.m.

endangered species day

“On May 20, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will observe Endangered Species Day in order to recognize the national conservation effort to protect our nation’s endangered species and their habitats.”  Join us as we highlight some of the endangered species living at the Caldwell Zoo.                                                May 21; 1:30-3:30 p.m