Welcome To Austin Zoo


About Us

The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Located on the southwest edge of Austin off of Highway 290 West and Circle Drive, Austin Zoo is a pleasant Hill Country zoo where visitors from around the world can come to learn about animals close-up, spend some time outdoors getting exercise and have fun. Read More



New at the Zoo: Three Orphaned Cougar Cubs!


Here are the Cougar cubs (two females and one male) on the night they arrived at our Zoo earlier this month. Their mother was shot by a hunter in Washington who discovered the cubs and turned them over to wildlife officials who then transferred them to the care of Oregon Zoo. They are just about five weeks old now and still on the bottle. They will be ready to greet Zoo visitors sometime in December. We’ll be posting lots of photos and videos in the meantime!

Our Zookeepers have compiled a new Amazon Wish List just for the baby cougars!



Upcoming Events

Pinot’s Palette Paint Day!

DELAYED DUE TO WEATHER. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. Saturday, November 14th from 3-5pm in the Peacock Barn. Visit the Pinot’s Patelle website to purchase your ticket today!

With every paid reservation, each painter receives 1 adult admission to the zoo for the day. Anyone NOT planning on painting will need to pay the regular admission price to the zoo. Painters need to present their printed reservation confirmation to the ticket counter at the Gift Shop when you arrive. Your reservation allows you access to the zoo for the entire day. Ages 6 and up are invited to paint, and anyone 12 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult.


Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

Thank you, Thirsty Planet Brewing Company, for selecting us as your Charity of the Month for November! We will be in the tasting room every Saturday this month from 11 – 3 to greet visitors!

Thirsty Planet


Austin Zoo Revue Was an Outstanding Success!

We wanted to give a big thanks to all of our sponsors, donors, artists, volunteers, and attending guests for all of your support at this year’s Austin Zoo Revue and Grand Gala! Your generous contributions will help us further our mission to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation, and education. Thanks to caring people like yourselves, we are able to provide our rescued animals the safe haven they so deserve.

New to the Zoo: Austin Zoo Patch Scavenger Hunt!

Complete on your own, or with some friends, or even with a larger group such as through scouting, a school class, or homeschoolers. Download and complete our specifically designed scavenger hunt to learn more about animals and the important mission of the Austin Zoo as a forever home for rescued animals.


Click here for more information and to download the Scavenger Hunt packet!

When you have completed all of the required patch activities at the Austin Zoo, stop by the gift shop to purchase either a Tiger or Peacock patch!



Daily Zoo Activities

Training and Enrichment

  • 11:00: Black Bear Cub Keeper Talk
  • 11:30am: Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30pm: Tortoise Keeper Talk (weather permitting.)