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Gladys Porter Zoo Summer Safari

June 9, 2016 | By

A treasure in the Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville’s Gladys Porter Zoo is a lush, 31-acre enclave built around a meandering resaca.

Things to See in the RGV

October 21, 2009 | By Eileen Mattei

I often tell friends and family who live in chillier climes that winter is the best time to be in the Rio Grande Valley.

Just Passing Through: Brownsville’s Wild Side

December 23, 2008 | By Melissa Gaskill

The picturesque, covered entrance on Ringgold Street in Brownsville gives little hint of the lush, subtropical expanse inside, or the more than 1,600 animals that call this special enclave home.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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