Zoo Archive

Austin Zoo Animals Always Have New Enrichment Toys!

African Grey Parrot Floyd and the Brown Lemurs explore the enrichment boxes that their Zookeepers built for them. Our Zookeepers are always coming up with creative ideas to enrich our animals’ lives. They use many everyday household items to create puzzles, games, feeding and foraging boxes and other enrichment activities. Read More

Come Out To The Zoo And Celebrate Dad!

Tie decorating at our Father’s Day weekend arts and crafts event. Save the date for more holiday arts and crafts on July 4! Arts and crafts activities are included with your Zoo admission. Read More

New To The Zoo: Red Ruffed Lemur Travis!

Travis moved into his new habitat yesterday, June 17, 2015 and is ready to greet visitors. Red ruffed lemurs are native to Madagascar and are critically endangered. Travis was privately owned and surrendered to us this spring. You can find Travis near the Mountain Coatimundis by the Bear Deck. Read More

Austin Zoo Is Excited To Share Our Austin Zoo Patch Activities!

You can complete this patch on your own, or with some friends, or even with a larger group such as through scouting, a school class, or homeschoolers. Download and complete our specifically designed scavenger hunt to learn more about animals and the important mission of the Austin Zoo as a forever home for rescued animals. Read More

Thanks Again Fox Service Company!

Thank you to the great group of volunteers from Fox Service Company who came and helped our Zookeepers today. In just a few hours, they moved new substrate into Red Foxes Mik and Nik’s habitat and got all of the hoof stock yards raked clean. Read More

Thank you to Stephanie Pettiette’s Girl Scout Troop!

Thank you to Stephanie Pettiette’s Girl Scout troop for designing and building these beautiful bird baths for some of our birds. The Scouts did this project to earn their Bronze Award which is the highest Junior Girl Scout award. Chattering Lories Fatman and Little Gal and Rainbow Lorikeet Cosmo love their beautiful bird baths! Read More

The Kendra Gives Back Party Was A Success!

Thank you Kendra Scott for hosting the Kendra Gives Back Party for our animals. We raised over $950 to use towards the purchase of a variety of enrichment items. Serval Nsomi loves the pink flamingo toy and African Grey Howie is thrilled with her new bird toys! Read More