Zoo Archive

New at the Zoo: Alligator Snapping Turtle Wesley Snaps!

This species is the largest freshwater turtle in North America and one of the largest turtles in the world. They can grow to just over 2′ across and weigh upwards of 200 pounds when full grown! Come see Wesley Snaps in his pool by our Gift Shop. Read More

New at the Zoo: The Peacock Barn Has New Murals!

Thanks to Artist/Photographer Debra Wilson, the Peacock Barn is newly decorated! Come see these amazing peacock images for yourself! Call us at 512-288-1490 or email info@austinzoo.org to inquire about renting this space for your next party or event. Read More

Check Out Arctic Fox Lily’s Transformation!

Both of these photos show Arctic Fox Lily! The first photo was taken in February when Lily had her fluffy white coat which would blend into the snow if she lived in the wild. The second photo was taken last month after Lily shed her winter coat for a lighter brown/gray coat she would use for camouflage after the snow melted. Read More