Atlantic Porkfish

Atlantic Porkfish

Porkfish, like all grunts, produce grunt-like sounds by rubbing their teeth together. These sounds seem to be particularly associated with situations of duress. They are the only type of fish to do so in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Upcoming Zoo Events

Centennial: 1914-2014

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park has had a wild adventure of growth and improvement over the last century. Once just a small four-acre facility, the zoo is now home to approximately 700 animals (more than 240 species) spanning 43 acres. Click event title for information on centennial-related activities and how you can take part in the celebration. 

Animal Demonstrations

Weekends beginning Saturday, May 24 |10:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Daily beginning Monday, June 30 - Monday, September 1
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

Don’t miss our “In the Wings” bird show,  the ever-popular Elephant Encounter, penguin feedings, keeper talks and various animal demonstrations.

Zoo Boo

Saturdays & Sundays, October 18, 19, 25, 26 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$8 per child, plus the cost of zoo admission (admission is FREE for zoo members)
All children participating in Zoo Boo must have a ticket in addition to regular admission

Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families to enjoy. The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear! Kids (and parents) -- costumes are encouraged! Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Held rain or shine. Click event title for complete information, including how to purchase tickets.