Zoo Archive

“Swing Into Summer” Photo Contest

Austin Zoo invites photography enthusiasts of all ages to enter our 2018 Photo Contest. CONTEST TIMELINE: First Day of Contest — Friday, June 1, 2018. Last Day to Enter Photos — Saturday, June 30, 2018 (must be postmarked by this date if mailed). ONE entry per person — Must be a photo from the Austin…

Email Us Your Favorite Cougar Cub Photos!

We’ve been posting photos our staff members have taken of Oliver, Roxy and Willow since they arrived at our Zoo on October 2. We’d love to create an album with your photos of the Cougar cubs like these incredible photos Zoo visitors Jeff and Peggy snapped. (Both photos were taken from the trail around the…

Bear Cubs Korben, Tilly and Ruby’s 2nd Birthday Party!

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016: 1pm You’re invited to join us to celebrate Korben, Tilly and Ruby’s 2nd birthday/ Bear-themed refreshments will be served as long as they last. The bears will be demonstrating what they have learned in their training classes and then will dine on a special birthday lunch. Free with regular Zoo…

Thank You Thirsty Planet!

Thank you, Thirsty Planet Brewing Company, for selecting us as your nonprofit of the month for November! Your generous patrons raised over $200 in your Tasting Room tip jars for our animals!

Come Meet the Cougar Cubs!

Roxy, Willow & Oliver will be ready to greet visitors on December 26th! The cubs will be in their habitat at the times listed below! Cougar Cub Schedule: Dec. 26, 28, 30 and Jan. 1 & 3: 12:30-1:30pm Dec. 27, 29, 31 and Jan. 2: 3:00-4:00pm Weather Permitting!

Thank You Canyon Creek Elementary!

The amazing second grade students at Canyon Creek Elementary organized a whole school drive to benefit our rescued animals! They began last week with a Google Hangout with our Director of Animal Care Ellen to learn more about how we care for our animals. Yesterday, our Outreach Ambassador Audrey took several of our animals to…

New Habitat For The African Crested Porcupines!

African Crested Porcupines Quill, Grace, Agave and Aziza have moved into their new habitat! They love their larger yard and especially their new night house with its front and back doors and windows. Come for a visit this week!

Thank You Donors For The Assorted Bedding!

Boer Goat Tiny Tim and Nubian Goat Blackie keep warm in their winter coats. Thanks to everyone who brought us blankets, sheets and towels for our animals over the weekend! We appreciate you!