Zoo Archive

Earth Day at Austin Zoo

Interested in Learning The Benefits of Trees? Join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015 with Presenter Bradley Hamel from the Texas Forest Service Additional information stations will be located throughout the Zoo from 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m., including Austin Water, Arts & Crafts with the Art Garage, Commute Solutions, & City of Austin Air Quality Program Be sure to bring a bag lunch and a drink to enjoy in our Picnic Grove. Read More

Enclosure Improvements for the Wolf Hybrids

While Wolf Hybrid Eli is an outgoing guy, Wolf Hybrid Layla is a shy girl. Our Zookeepers designed a new hide area for Layla. When our Maintenance Manager completed the construction, Layla and Eli came to check it out. It looks like they approve! Read More

Primate Enrichment Everyday at 11:30!

Capuchin Mulder thinks the bamboo her Keepers brought her for enrichment is very tasty. At 11:30 every day, guests are invited to watch the residents of our Primate Palace work on their daily training and enrichment activities. Read More

Austin Zoo Revue 2015 Fiberglass Animal Proxy Bids

Bids are being accepted on the 12 artist-decorated fiberglass animals that will be sold in live auction at our May 9 Austin Zoo Revue Grand Gala fundraiser. To raise a current bid price, call (512) 288-1490. Bidder must raise price by at least $20.00. Read More

Easter Egg Hunt

It’s only two weeks until our annual Easter egg hunt on April 4 at 8:30am on the Zoo grounds. Advance reservations must be made by 5pm on April 2 to participate. $3 per child for nonmembers. Members hunt for free. Call 512-288-1490 for more details and to reserve your spot! Read More

Happy Birthday to Lioness Amara!

Lioness Amara celebrated her 12th birthday today with lots of surprises and treats from our Zookeepers. She especially liked her scent box and the venison hanging in the tree. When the rain lets up this weekend, come for a visit and wish her “Happy Birthday”. Read More

New at the Zoo: American Alligator Rene

Alligator Rene loves his big pool and basking areas. Rene’s habitat is across the trail from the Discovery Center. You can watch Rene eat lunch on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm. Read More