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“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…

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!

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…

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!

The African Crested Porcupines Are Moving Into Their New Habitat Today!

Thanks to this hard working group of volunteers from WP Engine, our African Crested Porcupines Quill, Grace, Agave and Aziza will be moving into their new habitat today! These wonderful volunteers moved and spread a huge pile of granite gravel with wheelbarrows, buckets and shovels making a good base for the large habitat. They did…

Free Admission For All Active Duty and Retired Military Guests!

On this Veteran’s Day holiday, come visit some of our recent rescues – Cougars Vera and Beaux. In honor of Veteran’s Day, all active duty and retired military guests will be admitted free of charge when they present their military ID. We appreciate their service.