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Panda eating bamboo at the zoo near Olympus Waterford in Keller, Texas.



Not far from Olympus Waterford is one of the best animal attractions in the country.

We are talking about the Fort Worth Zoo, and it is the oldest continuous zoo site in the state.   The zoo began from humble beginnings in 1909, with a mission to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment. 

Today, the zoo is home to more than 540 animal species that can be seen in exhibits such as:

Museum of Living Art

Better known as MOLA, this award-winning herpetarium allows guests to get up close to some of the world's most exotic and endangered species. This 30,000 square foot facility features over 5,700 animals, with highlights that include Fly River turtles, Fiji Island iguanas, and a nearly sixteen-foot Burmese python. 

Texas Wild!

Texas Wild! focuses on wildlife conservation, and encourages everyone to become stewards of the land. It features the state's different regional landscapes and highlights the many animals that call Texas home.


Since opening in 2008, Penguins has been one of the zoo's most popular exhibits. Guests can walk up to the glass and watch as the charming African penguins swim through the water and waddle across the rocky terrain.

Behind-the-scenes Experience

Have you ever wondered how the zookeepers train porcupines or teach a raptor to fly toward a target? Then don't miss the Animal Training 101 behind-the-scenes experience. It lasts approximately 45 minutes and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. The fun includes participating in a training session with the animal ambassadors and learning how almost all species can be trained.

The Fort Worth Zoo is just one of the outdoor attractions near our apartments in Keller. If you are considering calling our community home, please contact us. Our leasing agents would love to give you a private tour!

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