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!
Austin Zoo Revue
Last fall 12 fiberglass animals arrived at Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary to be decorated by 12 artists chosen in a juried competition. Each artist was assigned an animal. There are now 12 artistic works in progress which will be sold in a live auction at our May 10, 2014 Austin Zoo Revue gala fundraiser! Download the Sponsorship Packet today! Click here to see our list of sponsors!
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.
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!
Orphaned Black Bears Coming to Austin Zoo
We are excited to announce that we will be the forever home for three oprhaned Black Bear cubs! Thanks to the amazing people who participated in the cubs' rescue and the extraordinary team at Oregon Zoo, this story has a happy ending. We will be posting updates on the cubs along with photos and video. To see pictures of the cubs, click here!
On Sunday, May 25th Lion Ark will be roaring into Texas with a red carpet Texas premiere in Austin, very special guests, and a VIP reception to raise funds for Animal Defenders International to save circus animals in Peru. WATCH LION ARK IN AUSTIN & SAVE LIVES. We urge you to book early. TO FIND OUT MORE & BUY TICKETS CLICK HERE
Encounter two new educational experiences with Audrey and Amy!
Storytime - Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:15 am and 1:15 pm, Audrey and Amy will read books from our gift shop to our wonderful zoo visitors in the Peacock Barn.
Toys for Animals - Help Audrey and Amy make toys for our animals every Monday at 1:30 pm and Wednesday at 11:30 am starting July 29! You will learn all about what it takes to make a good “enrichment” for each of our animals.
Dates and times are subject to change. Check this area for the latest schedule. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Free of charge with regular paid Zoo admission.