Welcome To Austin Zoo

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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

 


 

Austin Zoo Animal Art
Is Now Available For Purchase!

What started out as an enrichment activity for our primates has turned into a fundraising project for Austin Zoo!

All pieces are hand painted by an Austin Zoo animal in watercolor, are unframed, and include the animal’s name and the date painted. (Each piece of art may contain slight imperfections.)

Sizes and prices are as follows:

  • Canvas (11″x14″)- $65.00
  • Construction Paper (12″x18″)- $25.00
  • Photo Paper (4″x6″)- $10.00

Click here to see all the available watercolors!

 


 

Native Sundays!

When you visit the rescued animals at our Zoo, you also encounter native Texas wildlife on our Hill Country grounds. We thought it would be fun to tell you about our native reptiles, insects, birds, amphibians and mammals!

This Week’s Native Species: Smooth Earth Snake

To learn more about this week’s featured species, visit the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail section of our website!


 
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Upcoming Events

Austin Zoo Revue &
Grand Gala 2017!

You are invited to attend a very special and unique event – the fourth annual Austin Zoo Revue and Grand Gala on the evening of Saturday, May 13, 2017. Join us in raising funds that will directly benefit the more than 300 deserving animals who live and thrive at Austin Zoo.

The Gala will feature a spirited live auction in which large watercolor canvas paintings created by Austin Zoo’s primates, cougars, coatis and various other animals will be sold to the highest bidder(s), along with additional exceptional items. The evening will also include personal Zookeeper talks on Austin Zoo’s animal residents, an extravagant buffet by Gourmet Gals Catering & Events, locally crafted beers by Thirsty Planet Brewing Company, a specialty cocktail by Dripping Springs Vodka, locally sourced wine and a silent auction with over 100 items.

Click here for more information!

News

Summer Program
2017 Registration!

What better place than Austin Zoo is there for your child to take in some fresh air, learn about animals and participate in fun activities?

Registration is now open! For more information about Austin Zoo’s Summer Programs, click here.

 


 

Daily Zoo Activities

Training and Enrichment

Sunday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Cub Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk Weather Permitting
Monday

  • 11:00 AM Cougar Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk Weather Permitting

Tuesday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Cub Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk Weather Permitting
  • 2:30 PM Alligator Feeding Feedings will resume Spring 2017
Wednesday

  • 11:00 AM Cougar Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk Weather Permitting

Thursday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Talk Weather Permitting
Friday

  • 11:00 AM Cougar Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk Weather Permitting

Saturday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk Weather Permitting
  • 2:30 PM Alligator Feeding Feedings will resume Spring 2017

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