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.
Boo at the Zoo is here!
Advance tickets are on sale for Boo at the Zoo! Call our Gift Shop at 512-288-1490 between 9:30am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday to purchase yours!
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!