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Tiger seen at the Fort Worth Zoo near Olympus Team Ranch in Benbrook, Texas.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE AT THE FORT WORTH ZOO

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Just fifteen minutes from our Benbrook, Texas apartments is a place where visitors can take a walk on the wild side.

We are talking about the Fort Worth Zoo, and it was recently named the fourth-best attraction of its type in the United States.

The zoo began from humble beginnings in 1909, and today it's home to over 7,000 exotic and native species. 

There are several exhibits to explore, including World of Primates. It's the first area people see when they enter the zoo and features towering trees and trickling waterfalls. Animals include:

BONOBO

Bonobos are an ape species similar to chimpanzees. Though they're usually smaller, leaner, and darker. In the wild, these animals are found south of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bonobos were the last species of ape to be scientifically described, and scientists consider them endangered. 

BLACK-AND-WHITE COLOBUS MONKEY 

Native to Africa, black-and-white colobus monkeys spend most of their time in the trees. They find enough water in the treetops to survive, and their cow-like stomach allows them to enjoy a leafy diet. These monkeys also eat bark and unripe fruit, and they weigh between 17 and 30 pounds.

ORANGUTAN

At the zoo, the orangutans enjoy creating toys out of burlap sacks. Their name means "man of the forest" in the Malay language. They're known for their distinctive red fur and are the world's largest arboreal mammal. Orangutans make nests in trees, and they use their long, powerful arms to move from branch to branch. 

To enhance your zoo experience, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour. One of the choices includes meeting the owl ambassadors and having your picture taken with one. 

If you would like to live near the Fort Worth Zoo and other world-class attractions, please contact our leasing staff. They will show you firsthand all our apartments in Benbrook have to offer.

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