Austin Zoo News

News and Updates

An Open Letter to the members and Friends of the Austin Zoo

February 3, 2019- For over 20 years, the Austin Zoo has been committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and professional care of each and every animal that has called the Austin Zoo home. We remain committed to community engagement and to upholding standards of accountability set upon us by professional accreditation and regulatory organizations and to maintaining the trust of our members, friends and the community at large ...
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Statement from the Austin Zoo Veterinary Team

February 2, 2019- The Austin Zoo uses a team of local veterinarians, both small and large animal in addition to regular consultation with an outside zoo consultant and boarded veterinary specialists at Texas A&M University in exotic, internal medicine, neurology, pathology, and surgery. The Zoo has a well-established preventative health care protocol to include vaccinations, deworming, dentistry, and diet review in addition to regular discussions regarding animal welfare, safety and quality of life ...
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Austin Zoo’s Media Response

January 30, 2019- For decades, the Austin Zoo has been committed to animal welfare and rehabilitation, and to serving as a haven for many animals that have been rescued from adverse environments. We are also committed to public outreach and education, and we would again like to express to our community our commitment to transparency and accountability, high standards of conduct with respect to our animals and their care, as well as with respect to the governance of Austin Zoo ...
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