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Explore the Museum of Living Art at the Fort Worth Zoo

Explore the Museum of Living Art at the Fort Worth Zoo

Not far from Olympus at Willow Park is an outdoor destination where adventure awaits.

We're talking about the Fort Worth Zoo, and it has been named one of the top zoos in the United States by both USA Today and The Los Angeles Times.

The zoo features several exhibits including the award-winning herpetarium called the Museum of Living Art.

Better known as MOLA, its 30,000 square foot indoor/outdoor facility comes complete with hand-painted murals, open encounter areas, and more than 7,500 animals.

As visitors explore, they'll see species such as:

Saltwater Crocodile

MOLA is home to North America's largest saltwater crocodile which measures more than fifteen feet long. Saltwater crocodiles are excellent swimmers, and they populate a large range including the brackish and freshwater regions of Southeast Asia and northern Australia. These animals feast on anything they can get their jaws on, and they're at low risk for extinction.

Fly River Turtle

Also known as pig-nosed turtles, fly river turtles have flipper-like forelegs, webbed hind legs, and a shell covered in a soft, leathery skin. They're named for a river in Papua New Guinea and are mainly aquatic. These turtles weigh up to 66 pounds, and females are usually larger than males.

King Cobra

Native to Asia, king cobras are yellow, green, brown, or black. Their average size is ten to twelve feet, and their fangs measure nearly a half-inch. King cobras see better than most snakes and can spot a human approximately 330 feet away.

In addition to exploring MOLA, visitors can also enjoy Penguins, Parrot Paradise, and Texas Wild among other exhibits.

The Fort Worth Zoo is just one of the exciting attractions near our apartment community. If you are looking for a place to call home, please contact our leasing agents to arrange a tour. They'd love to show you around.

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