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Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary
10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
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     Learn, Play, and
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   that Last a Lifetime

Our Mission

The mission of Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. At our rescue and sanctuary zoo, children and adults alike can appreciate our Hill Country setting and enjoy a close-up experience with our rescued animals. Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit zoo, with over 350 animals across a hundred different species. Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is a forever home for our rescued animals. Come visit us!

Meet the Black Bears

We realize not all of our friends can travel to the Zoo to meet our three North American Black Bear cubs whom we rescued in February of this year. For everyone who has or has wanted to see the cubs, this video will give you a glimpse into their world since joining our Zoo family. Korben, Tilly and Ruby. Enjoy!

Austin Zoo Burglary, The Rest of the Story

We have great news to share with you! The burglary and loss we experienced on July 3rd devastated all of us. But as a result of hard work and perseverance on the part of the City of Austin Police Department and the Travis County Sheriff’s Department, an individual has been arrested in connection with the theft and is currently incarcerated. The outpouring of generosity was remarkable. The reward of $5,000 (one individual contributing $4,000 and another $1,000) for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible, was, at the request of the donors, deposited into our general fund. Thank you for your concern and caring.

Austin Zoo Patch

Planning a visit to the zoo? Why not earn a patch while learning all about the unique mission of the Austin Zoo and the amazing animals that live here? In about an hour, complete fun and educational activities during your visit, then pick up a patch in the gift shop for $4. The patch activities were created by Phoebe Anderson for her Girl Scout Silver Award. She's a member of troop 2416 through the Central Texas Council. Way to go, Phoebe! Click here to download the patch packet. (Regular Zoo admission rates apply to participants.)


Fun Fall Workshops

Looking for something fun and educational to do this fall? Come join us at the zoo! Click here to find out more!



Thank you Howry Breen & Herman!

The law firm of Howry Breen & Herman LLP offered to match donations made to Austin Zoo up a total of $10,000 during the month of August to help us recover from the burglary on July 3. On August 30, we surpassed our goal of $10,000 and earned the matching donation from Howry Breen & Herman LLP! Randy Howry and the law firm staff joined us on September 12 to present their check and visit our animals. Thank you to the law firm and all of the donors who contributed! We are greateful for your support!



What's Up With Austin Zoo?

Crickets 101

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10 am to 12 pm you will learn everything you need to know about cricket care and cricket science. If you dare, you can even taste one! Each person will build a cricket house using recycled materials and you can have your own singing cricket. For a full schedule […]

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New Venue for Parties

Looking for a cool place to have a birthday party or special event? Look no farther than our Events Pavilion! This spacious 875 square foot indoor, temperature controlled venue is available for rental daily for $100.00 for a two hour time slot, 10 am to 12pm, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and 3:00 pm to […]

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Free Parking! Ride the Train!

Parking at the Austin Zoo is always free. When you come out, for only $2.50 give our train the Rawhide Rocket a ride. Spring is here at the Austin Zoo! Children under two ride the train for free.

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Feeding Our Animals

Petting ZooMeet the animals of our feeding corral. For only $2 you can buy feed at the gift shop for our deer, sheep, goats, and llamas.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate the birthday of someone special at Austin Zoo. Read More


Sponsor an Animal

Provide long-term support directly to the animal of your choice. Read More

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