Fort Worth Zoo

A nonprofit organization

$130,218 raised by 148 donors

100% complete

$120,000 Goal

Later this month, the Fort Worth Zoo's herpetology team will release more Texas horned lizard hatchlings into the wild, having already successfully introduced 693 hatchlings since 2011! After watching this beloved native reptile's numbers rapidly decline, the Fort Worth Zoo was the first zoo to successfully breed, hatch and release these animals into the wild. Conservation milestones like this are possible because of generous supporters like you. 

Last year, Fort Worth Zoo supporters raised more than $20,000! This year, in celebration of the upcoming Texas horned lizard release, we have set a goal to raise an additional $20,000 on North Texas Giving Day and we know we can reach it with your support. Any gift amount makes an impact on the nearly 7,000 animals at the Fort Worth Zoo, and for horned lizards, the results of your support could look like:  

  • Providing one transponder tracking device for an adult horned lizard: $10
  • Feeding an adult horned lizard for one week: $25
  • Feeding a horned lizard hatchling for one week: $50
  • Providing 10 hatchling tracking devices: $100
  • Providing three transmitters to track where females are laying eggs: $250
  • Supporting one field technician monitoring the released horned lizards: $1,000


The mission of the Fort Worth Zoo is to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment by promoting responsible stewardship of wildlife and ensuring diverse, high-quality educational and entertaining family experiences through effective and efficient management of resources. The foundation of this mission statement is based on three cornerstone principles:

Education: A commitment to provide factual information to nurture an appreciation of and respect for wildlife and the environment.

Conservation: A commitment to affect positive change through the facilitation of conservation and sound scientific research.

Entertainment: A commitment to excellence and to always exceed our guest's expectations.

Organization Data


Organization name

Fort Worth Zoo

Tax id (EIN)




Animals, Environment & Conservation, Education - Early Childhood

Operating Budget

$10,000,000 or more

Counties Served

Dallas, Tarrant

BIPOC Leadership



Fort Worth, TX 76110



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