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Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary
10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
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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 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.

$5,000 Reward!

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 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.



What's Up With Austin Zoo?

Safari Greg Weekend Shows

Safari Greg will be performing his educational shows every Saturday and Sunday in the air-conditioned Events Pavilion. For show times call the Gift Shop at 512 288 1490 Tickets are available in the Gift Shop. $4 ages 12 and up; $2 ages 2 – 12; under 2 free of charge. Ticket prices are in addition […]

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Photography Class

Join us at Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary for a wild photography class adventure that will teach you the basics of your DSLR camera and how to take amazing animal shots. Come spend the morning with us and the animals! Click here for more info!

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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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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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