Elephant Springs, Fort Worth Zoo

Date/Time

April 15, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Location

Fort Worth Zoo View map
1989 Colonial Parkway,
Fort Worth, TX, 76110

Additional Information

  • Website: https://www.fortworthzoo.org/elephant-springs-
  • Line/Box Office Phone: 817/759-7555
  • Cost: Free with general admission: $16 for adults 13 and older; $12 for seniors 65 and older and for children 3–12; free for 2 and younger; $5 parking
  • Ages: All ages

Description

The Fort Worth Zoo's newest permanent habitat includes green spaces and various watering holes for the Asian elephants and greater one-horned rhino to roam. The all-new Elephant Springs serves as the home to the zoo's Asian elephant herd, which includes a three-generation family. The addition of multiple, expanded yards and varied habitats help to enhance the Zoo’s successful breeding program.

These improvements will allow the herd numerous enrichment opportunities with multiple pools and yards. The Fort Worth Zoo intends to remain at the forefront of elephant conservation and management. Elephant Springs will allow the Zoo to further this leadership role and guarantee the survival of these magnificent creatures for generations to come.

The greater one-horned rhino is upstream from the Asian elephant herd in Elephant Springs as it befits the natural geographic relationship. With rhinos facing extinction in the wild in as few as 25 to 30 years, the Fort Worth Zoo takes its responsibility seriously to further the survival of this vulnerable species by continuing its successful breeding program.

In 2012, the zoo celebrated a major conservation success with the birth of the greater one-horned rhino calf, Asha. Her birth was a first for the Fort Worth Zoo and the first ever in the state of Texas. The new space will improve the Zoo’s ability to breed these impressive animals.

Elephant Springs Adoption
Celebrate the opening of Elephant Springs by adopting a Fort Worth Zoo elephant! This is an excellent opportunity to play a part in caring for the Zoo’s animals, like our elephant herd. Your adoption fees contribute to the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals for one full year.