Zoo Archive

“Swing Into Summer” Photo Contest

Austin Zoo invites photography enthusiasts of all ages to enter our 2016 Photo Contest. CONTEST TIMELINE: First Day of Contest — Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Last Day to Enter Photos — Thursday, June 30, 2016 (must be postmarked by this date if mailed). Read More

Easter Egg Hunt Registration!

When – Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:30AM ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Please call 512-288-1490 to register. Non-members will be charged regular Zoo admission (no Groupon, Living Social, etc. vouchers will be accepted) and an additional $3 per child hunting. Austin Zoo Members can hunt for free! Read More

Gorilla Run 2016

We’re excited to be a sponsor again this year of the Austin Gorilla Run benefiting the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. Ruth Keesling and the MGCF have continued the work begun by Dr. Dian Fossey to save the Mountain Gorillas. Visit saveagorilla.org to learn more. Read More

Email Us Your Favorite Cougar Cub Photos!

We’ve been posting photos our staff members have taken of Oliver, Roxy and Willow since they arrived at our Zoo on October 2. We’d love to create an album with your photos of the Cougar cubs like these incredible photos Zoo visitors Jeff and Peggy snapped. Read More

Bear Cubs Korben, Tilly and Ruby’s 2nd Birthday Party!

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016: 1pm You’re invited to join us to celebrate Korben, Tilly and Ruby’s 2nd birthday/ Bear-themed refreshments will be served as long as they last. The bears will be demonstrating what they have learned in their training classes and then will dine on a special birthday lunch. Read More

Thank You Thirsty Planet!

Thank you, Thirsty Planet Brewing Company, for selecting us as your nonprofit of the month for November! Your generous patrons raised over $200 in your Tasting Room tip jars for our animals! Read More

Come Meet the Cougar Cubs!

Roxy, Willow & Oliver will be ready to greet visitors on December 26th! The cubs will be in their habitat at the times listed below! Cougar Cub Schedule: Dec. 26, 28, 30 and Jan. 1 & 3: 12:30-1:30pm Dec. 27, 29, 31 and Jan. Read More

Thank You Canyon Creek Elementary!

The amazing second grade students at Canyon Creek Elementary organized a whole school drive to benefit our rescued animals! They began last week with a Google Hangout with our Director of Animal Care Ellen to learn more about how we care for our animals. Read More