Zoo Archive

It’s National Zookeeper Week!

We hope you will join us in thanking our amazing Zookeepers for all they do for our animals as we celebrate National Zookeeper Week! Their passion, devotion and hard work are unsurpassed and are essential for the welfare of our animals. Read More

Kid-Friendly Activities

Austin Zoo has several kid-friendly activities for children of all ages!   Austin Zoo BINGO Use our BINGO template to make a game out of finding different Austin Zoo animals. Ten BINGO sheets are included! So, a large group can play together, or can be used for multiple Zoo visits. Read More

Save The Date For Home School Day!

Austin Zoo’s 2015 Home School Day will be on Friday, September 25! We’ll be posting a list of the presenters and learning stations soon, so check back for more details. To download the event flyer, click here. Read More

Thanks For The Donations, Kirsten & Jeff!

Kirsten and Jeff surprised us yesterday with two $100 checks that they requested in lieu of birthday gifts from their grandparents so they could help our animals! Kirsten asked that her donation go towards our marmosets. Jeff selected our three bear cubs to receive his donation. Read More

Austin Zoo Animals Always Have New Enrichment Toys!

African Grey Parrot Floyd and the Brown Lemurs explore the enrichment boxes that their Zookeepers built for them. Our Zookeepers are always coming up with creative ideas to enrich our animals’ lives. They use many everyday household items to create puzzles, games, feeding and foraging boxes and other enrichment activities. Read More

Come Out To The Zoo And Celebrate Dad!

Tie decorating at our Father’s Day weekend arts and crafts event. Save the date for more holiday arts and crafts on July 4! Arts and crafts activities are included with your Zoo admission. Read More

New To The Zoo: Red Ruffed Lemur Travis!

Travis moved into his new habitat yesterday, June 17, 2015 and is ready to greet visitors. Red ruffed lemurs are native to Madagascar and are critically endangered. Travis was privately owned and surrendered to us this spring. You can find Travis near the Mountain Coatimundis by the Bear Deck. Read More