In Black and White and Butterfly Habitat, Gladys Porter Zoo

Open since 1971, one of the most enjoyable Zoo visits I took, the Gladys Porter Zoo is the place of over 300 animal species, over 200 of plants, the Africa, Asia, Tropical America and Australian area.

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Zebra Family in the Afternoon Heat at the African Area

 

Activities at the Zoo are Giraffe feeding, petting at the small world, train ride, kids splash area (which is most appreciated with the 35 plus degree in summer)Bird Aviary and the Butterflies, Bugs & Blooms -Butterfly Habitat.

 

Butterflies, Bugs & Blooms

 

Right straight from the Entrance is the Gorilla Habitat, giving a nice first begin of the walk around of the Zoo.

 

Closer Study of Gorillas

 

The Aquatic Center houses another special, to pet the Sting Rays. Too the look into the many aquariums.

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Lionfish at the Russell Aquatic Ecology Center

 

The small Butterfly and Bug Center gives a review about the cycle a Butterfly takes.

 

Butterflies, Bugs & Blooms

 

In the Herpetarium you can view the many snakes on display, from venomous to harmless.

 

There is a Atrium with a pool of the Crocodiles and Snapping Turtle. Furthermore turtles adn lizards.

 

 

 

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Butterfly gaining Energy

 

Further indoor Exhibit holds Bugs and Spiders and Bats.

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Cockroaches enjoying a meal

 

The Zoo is offers education and is a place of preservation with a beautiful tropical landscape.

 

Gladys Porter Zoo

 

Here to my first post about the Gladys Porter Zoo: Gladys Porter Zoo, Texas Photo Tour

For more Information and History follow the Gladys Porter Zoo Website link: Gladys Porter Zoo

 

 

©Melanie Sainturi 2018

 

 

 

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