Gladys Porter Zoo


500 East Ringgold Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA



The Gladys Porter Zoo, nestled in Brownsville, Texas, spans 31 acres and is a hub for wildlife conservation and education. Opened on September 3, 1971, it was a generous gift from the Earl C. Sams Foundation to the city. This zoological and botanical park is designed for visitor engagement, emphasizing the preservation of nature through education, conservation, healthy outdoor recreation, and research. It includes a range of facilities such as an administrative office, education building, concession stands, a gift shop, and specialized areas for animal care and breeding. For more information on their animals, events, and educational programs, please visit their official website.