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Gladys Porter Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo
500 Ringgold Street


The Gladys Porter Zoo is a visitor-oriented zoological and botanical park, dedicated to the preservation of nature through education, conservation and research.


The Gladys Porter Zoo opened to the public on September 3, 1971. The facility was completely planned, built, stocked, equipped and then given to the City of Brownsville by the Earl C. Sams Foundation.

Gladys Porter Zoo is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media