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The Gladys Porter Zoo recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the future site of the Soaring Eagle zipline, which is set to be completed by late summer 2024.

This new attraction will take guests up to 120 feet in the air . . . well above the treetops. After reaching the highest point, riders are treated to breathtaking views as far as the Rio Grande River and Mexico, then return to the starting point at speeds reaching an exhilarating 35 mph. This is the first of many projects detailed in Phase I of the Zoo’s new master plan, which was accepted by the Brownsville City Commission in late 2022.

As one of the Rio Grande Valley’s top attractions, Zoo staff are hopeful that the zipline will attract a broader audience to Brownsville while making the overall visitor experience even more exciting for Zoo goers. Guests will be able to view the Zoo and surrounding areas from a whole new vantage point, gaining a greater appreciation for the beauty of the South Texas landscape. As always, the Gladys Porter Zoo is committed to the preservation of nature through conservation, education, research, and healthy outdoor recreation.

For more information on the groundbreaking ceremony, please call (956) 546-7187.