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 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.
Looking for the Perfect Gift?
This holiday season, when you are thinking about what to get your loved ones or friends, remember that Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary offers gift certificates for regular admission and for memberships that can be purchased over the phone at (512) 288-1490 or in person in our Gift Shop during our regular winter business hours from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Pick up the perfect present for that special someone from Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary today!
Holiday Food Recycling with Austin Zoo
Check out this blog post talking about Austin Zoo and its food recycling program for the holiday season on justenergy.com. Click here to read more!
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!