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Buy a brick and help
bring hippos back to the Zoo

It takes a ton of support and a heap of help to bring hippos to Dallas. The construction crews have been excavating the grounds, digging the pools, and ordering specialty supplies such as giant viewing windows so you will have a clear view of these massive mammals. Now we’re inviting you to play a part and help us complete the hippos’ new home before they arrive in late spring.

This is your chance to show your love of hippos or to pay tribute to a friend who is crazy about these hefty herbivores. For a limited time, we are selling engraved bricks and pavers that will be placed by the entrance to the viewing area. Donors will receive invitations to a special opening event to see their bricks before the exhibit opens to the public.

8"x4" Brick - Engraved

 In order to allow time for production and installation, the deadline for brick orders is 2/28/17. 

Your options include the following:

8”x4” brick

8”x8” brick

12”x12” fieldstone paver

4"x8" Brick   8x8 Brick   12x12 Fieldstone Paver


Help us put the finishing touches on the Hippo Outpost. Memorialize your support or take advantage of this very rare opportunity to honor a friend or family member with a unique holiday gift or birthday present. You’ll get a hippo-sized hug for this special recognition.


The deadline has passed for buying a commemorative brick as part of our new Simmons Hippo Outpost. Questions about your existing order or to inquire about other ways you can support our new exhibit can be sent to

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