Learn, Play, and
that Last a Lifetime
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 New Black Bears
Oregon To Austin - 3 Rescued Baby 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 Revue 2015
Austin Zoo Revue 2015 is here! Now is your chance to get involved in Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary's second annual Zoo Revue. This is your oppurtunity to take a fiberglass animal form and turn it into a work of art. Click here for more information.
Austin Zoo friends, we need your help! We’re offering a $5,000 dollar reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the person or persons that broke into our offices and stole cash and valuable equipment valued in excess of $25,000. Please contact us at 512 288 1490 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any information. Thanks for the tremendous support!
Go Fund Me Burglary Recovery Fund
On the night of July 3-4, a burglary resulted in excess of $25,000 dollars in losses to the Zoo. Burglars caused extensive damage to Zoo facilities and installations, and made off with office electronics, cash, and equipment used to monitor and care for its animals. Please help the zoo recover from this tragic event by making a donation today and sharing this site with your friends and colleagues. Thank you to Lyra Kalish Swinney, a member of The Junior League of Austin, for generously creating this "Go Fund Me" page.
Fun Summer Workshops
Looking for something fun and educational to do this summer? Come join us at the zoo! Click here to find out more!
Ostrich Gang Painting
Artist Eli Halpin donated this painting to us to raise money for our Burglary Recovery Fund. We accepting Silent Auction bids for this painting through August 10, with proceeds going to our Burglary Recovery Fund. Bidding starts at $500, with increments of $50 with each bid. The painting will be on display in our Gift Shop until August 10 when it will be displayed at the Recovery Fundraiser Event at Thirsty Planet Brewing Company. To place a bid, contact a Gift Shop staff member in person or call 512 288 1490 between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm.