The next stop was the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. This zoo officially opened on September 3, 1971. It is situated on 31 acres and has about 1600 animals and many endangered species. The zoo is known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife. The zoo is named after Gladys Porter, the daughter of Earl C. Sams, former president of JCPenney.
The zoo is laid out really well and the exhibits are all nice and clean. Many of the animals have a lot of room to roam. There is a canal that runs through the zoo and makes little islands for some of the animals and there are boardwalks so that you can walk around them.
We all had an excellent time checking out all the unique animals that reside at the Gladys Porter Zoo.