The Gladys Porter Zoo is the only zoo in the Rio Grande Valley. The zoo is
relatively small, but the animals seem to have better containment areas than those at some of the larger zoos. The zoo has some very cool areas, such as the bird and reptile houses. The zoo runs some special events during the year. I recommend the Boo at the Zoo event. Gladys Porter Zoo has several small concession stands that are reasonably priced.