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Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary
10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
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     Learn, Play, and
Make Memories
   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.

Join the 2nd Annual Austin Zoo Review!

Become a sponsor of Austin Zoological Society's annual Austin Zoo Review and Grand Gala on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Last year with the help of our sponsors, we raised close to $48,000! For more information on becoming a sponsor for this year's Gala please complete The Sponsor Packet and check back on Austin Zoo's website or Facebook for additional updates. Deadline for Sponsorship Pledges ends on April 15, 2015, so act now!


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 Education Workshops

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



What's Up With Austin Zoo?

Black Bear Cubs Korben, Tilly and Ruby’s 1st Birthday Party

Join us Saturday, January 17th at 1:00pm to celebrate the Black Bear Cubs Korben, Tilly and Ruby’s 1st birthday! Zookeepers will demonstrate target training with the cubs. We will dedicate the Bears and Butterflies mural by Artist Debra Wilson. Refreshments will be served. Come join us for the celebration! Free with regular paid Zoo admission. […]

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Donate Blankets!

Winter is nearly here in Texas and our Zookeepers need more blankets for the animals. Bring donated blankets, sheets, and towels to the Austin Zoo Gift Shop between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm daily and help our animals have a comfy winter!

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Instead of booking your birthday party on a Saturday or Sunday, why not book it on a weekday when venue rentals are half off weekend rates?  See the Birthday Parties page or call (512) 288-1490 for more details.

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Feeding Our Animals

Petting ZooMeet the animals of our feeding corral. For only $2.50 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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