A Pictorial Parade
No visit to Fort Worth, Texas, is complete without a stroll through the wonderful world-class Fort Worth Zoo. There are 12 permanent exhibit areas and many many animals to view. But instead of talking about the animals here, I'm going to talk about the art. Or, rather, I'm mainly going to show the art and let it speak for itself.
|Fort Worth Zoo Entrance|
|Left Side and Right Side of Entrance|
|Painted Door in Entry Area|
|Art Above Bridge to Zoo Proper|
The African Savannah
Home of black rhinos, reticulated giraffes, hippos, and, of course, elephants.
|Metal Elephant at Entrance to Elephant Area|
|Baby Elephant Sculpture|
|Gate by Hippo Enclosure|
|His and Hers|
The Old Monkey House
A small, stone-clad building near Raptor Canyon used to house primates. It's now home to several species of birds. I really like these mosaics.
There's a 25-foot tall rock climbing pillar for kids located near the Australian Outback section. Here's some of the artwork around it.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Australian Outback section includes an aquarium with reef fish and sharks. The building is decorated with quite a lot of mostly aboriginal-style art. Here's a small sample.
This kangaroo sculpture is just outside the kangaroo and wallaby enclosure.
The Texas Wild! section focuses on animals native to Texas and contains many interactive exhibits.
|Left Gate at Texas Wild! Entrance|
|Right Gate at Texas Wild! Entrance|
|Left Gate Detail - Bear and Raptor|
|Left Gate Detail - Dear and Rabbit|
|Right Gate Detail - Alligator and Wolf|
|Right Gate Detail - Roadrunner and Jaguar|
The Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
This 30,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor award-winning herpetarium exhibits hundreds of reptiles and amphibians, as well as insects, birds, and other animals.
|Frog Peeking Out of O in MOLA|
|Snake Door Handles Relocated from Prior Facility|
|Galapagos Tortoise Sculpture|
|Komodo Dragon Sculpture|
|Colorful Frog Inside MOLA|
|Colorful Turtle Inside MOLA|
The Crocodile Cafe, at one end of MOLA, has some wonderful art on its walls.
The Fort Worth Zoo has so much to offer in the way of animal exhibits, activities, artwork, and education; anyone and everyone should find something of interest here.
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