Meet The Animals

Tortoises Galapagos Tortoise Diet: Herbivore Lifespan: Up to 100 years Weight: Up to 880 lbs. Status: Vulnerable Habitat: Only exists on two remote archipelagos: the Galápagos, and Aldabra Did you know? The Galapagos Tortoise is the largest living Tortoise. They have strong, toothless jaws which suit their herbivorous lifestyle and they spend most of the day grazing or basking in mud or pools. Read More

Meet More Mammals

Many types of animals belong to the mammal classification, including humans. Some of the things that make mammals different are that they are hot-blooded, have mammary glands, give birth to live young (instead of laying eggs) and have sweat glands. Mammals come in all shapes and sizes. Read More


Capuchin Monkey Diet: Omnivore Lifespan: Up to 40 years Weight: Up to 3 lbs. Size: Up to 2 feet tall Habitat: The range of the capuchin monkey includes Central America (Honduras) and Middle South America (middle Brazil, eastern Peru, Paraguay). Did you know? Read More

Domestic Animals

Not all of the animals at the Austin Zoo are from exotic countries. We also have deer, goats, sheep and pigs. You can buy food from the Gift Shop for just $3.00 to feed to the goats, deer, sheep and llamas on your next visit to the zoo. Read More


Austin Zoo has many exotic birds that, when in the wild, live in jungles. They are brightly colored and can be very noisy. We also have peacocks, chickens and Guinea fowl that roam freely around the Zoo property. Black Capped Lory Diet: Herbivore Lifespan: Up to 28 years Weight: Up to 0.5 lbs. Read More


The Big Cat family includes lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, cheetahs and cougars. Only the lion, tiger, and jaguar can roar. These are sometimes called the Great Cats. All Big Cats are categorized as mammals as well as carnivores, which means that they eat meat. Read More


Amphibians are cold-blooded animals and generally spend part of their time in water. They are able to respire by using lungs or gills or through their skin. The Amphibian family includes toads, frogs and salamanders. Read More

Meet Our Animals

Our zoo is made up of several very happy families. Lions and tigers belong to the cat family, while snakes and lizards belong to the reptile family. Click on the images below to see our animals and learn which belong to which family, as well as the kind of food they eat, and where they live in the wild. Read More