Zoo Archive

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

Come see the Galapagos Tortoises everyday at 12:30!

Every day at 12:30pm we invite our guests to join one of our Reptile Zookeepers as they feed our three Galapagos Tortoises and share information about these amazing reptiles. Gertie, Muffett and Wheezy are about 25 years old. Galapagos Tortoises can live over 150 years! Read More

Seeking Spring Break Seasonal Help!

Each year Austin Zoo seeks qualified individuals to work with us during Spring Break. Spring Break 2015 take place from March 14th-22nd. If you would like to apply for the position, visit our Gift Shop during regular business hours or call 512-288-1490. Read More

Austin Zoo Revue and Grand Gala

YOU’RE INVITED! 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. Read More

Austin Zoo Revue

Austin Zoo Revue


On May 9, 2015, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, “Austin Zoo Revue” will feature the creative work of 12 Austin area artists. Last fall these 12 artists were chosen in a juried competition to lend their talent to a fiberglass animal assigned to them, ranging in size from a piglet to a North American Bobcat. Read More

1pm Every Day!

Our Zookeepers will be demonstrating the training activities and techniques they use with Black Bear cubs Korben, Tilly and Ruby every day at 3pm at the cubs’ habitat! Read More

The Art Garage

Children 3 and up, please join us Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and create your own art with Audrey and The Art Garage. We will guide you with tools and techniques that will allow you to express yourself and create artwork you’ll be proud of! Read More