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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!

Austin Zoo Revue

Pig in a Quilt by Miranda Anderson

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 2015Austin 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.

Photography Class

Amy Shutt 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!


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!


Lion Ark

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


Weekly Activities

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 . Free of charge with regular paid Zoo admission.



What's Up With Austin Zoo?

New Venue for Parties

Check out the new Events Pavilion that will be opening May 24! The spacious 875 square foot indoor, temperature controlled birthday venue will be available for rental daily for $150.00 for a two hour time slot, 10 am to 12pm, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The space, located inside […]

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Petting Corral Closed During April, May

Our Petting Corral will be closed during the months of April and May. This refers to the area where you can go in and mingle with the goats and sheep. Animal food for goats, sheep, deer, and llamas will still be available to be fed to the animals through the fence.

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Safari Greg

Did you know that Alligators have three eyelids? Learn more fun and interesting facts about animals by scheduling a Safari Greg presentation, at the Zoo or offsite. Birthday parties, school or civic organizations, Greg does them all. To find out more about scheduling a visit from Safari Greg, visit

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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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