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  • July 15, 2023

When Fort Worth Zoo built an Elephant Springs habitat in 2021 for Asian elephants and greater one-horned rhino, it created a 400,000-gallon pool.

To survive the summer heat, the big mammals can just plop in the “river.”

Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Zoo adjust hours for summer

Starting July 10, the Fort Worth Zoo opens and closes an hour earlier; the new hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 7 a.m. members-only hour. Both organizations close at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

As Texas sizzles,

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