Welcome To Austin Zoo

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About Us

The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education.

Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.

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Upcoming Events

Austin Zoo Revue and Grand Gala


You are invited to be part of a very special event – our fifth annual Austin Zoo Revue and Grand Gala on the evening of Saturday, May 12, 2018. Join us in raising funds that will directly benefit the more than 300 animals that call Austin Zoo home.

The Gala will feature a spirited live auction in which large watercolor canvas paintings created by Austin Zoo’s primates, cougars, coatis and various other animals will be sold to the highest bidder(s), along with additional exceptional items. The evening will also include personal Zookeeper talks on Austin Zoo’s animal residents, an extravagant buffet by Gourmet Gals Catering & Events, locally crafted beers by Thirsty Planet Brewing Company, a specialty cocktail by Dripping Springs Vodka, premium wines and a silent auction with over 100 items.

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Summer Camp


Our summer camp philosophy gets your child excited about nature and science through using Austin Zoo as an outdoor living classroom. It is an opportunity for your child to take risks, try new activities and to make new friends who have an interest in science.

Camps will be taught by experienced instructors and well-trained counselors. Your child will participate in many activities including investigating science through fun experiments, fostering their creativity through science-related arts and crafts, and learning about animals and environmental science through up close encounters. Come join us this summer for a roaring good time!

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Weekly News

Native Sundays

When you visit the rescued animals at our Zoo, you may also encounter native Texas wildlife on our Hill Country grounds. We thought it would be fun to tell you about our native reptiles, insects, birds, amphibians and mammals!

This Week’s Native Species:
Jade Stinkbug

To learn more about this week’s featured species, click here!

Daily Training &
Enrichment Activities

All keeper talks are weather permitting and last approximately 15 minutes.

 
TortoiseFeeding

Cougar Cubs
11:00am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday

Bear Cubs
11:00am: Sunday • Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday

Primates
11:30am: Daily

Galapagos Tortoises*
12:30pm: Daily

*Tortoise Keeper Talk is held only when the temperature is at least 60 degrees F. at noon


 

Austin Zoo Animal Art
Is Now Available For Purchase!


What started out as an enrichment activity for our primates has turned into a fundraising project for Austin Zoo!
All the pieces are hand painted by an Austin Zoo animal in watercolor, are unframed, and include the animal’s name and the date painted. (Each piece of art may contain slight imperfections.)

Click here to see all the available watercolors!