Christina Geyer. Photos Cathy Burkey.
- November 19, 2010
Ever so often, we have the urge to participate in a wild rumpus. (And we don’t mean imbibing Dom with our favorite socials on the town.) So, just how should one satisfy the desire to be where the wild things are? Three ways. First is the Giants of the Savanna exhibit at the Dallas Zoo, where lions, elephants, cheetahs and giraffes roam in an 11-acre, African-inspired habitat. Then, for those who prefer oceans to deserts, there’s the upcoming Sea Life Aquarium at Grapevine Mills. Set to open next summer, the interactive, 45,000-square-foot space will contain more than 30 marine-life displays, including a tropical ocean tank with a walk-through, underwater tunnel, plus displays of freshwater and coastal creatures who make Texas home. Another new sea-scene? The Dallas Zoo’s Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park where turtles, clown fish, sea stars, jellyfish and other oceanic animals inhabit interactive exhibits and touch pools inside Fair Park’s historic Art Deco building. We’re sure Jacques Cousteau would approve.
Image: Gentle giants: Elephants on display at the Dallas Zoo’s Giants of the Savanna.