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!
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!
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!
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 to purchase yours!
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.
Thank you Howry Breen & Herman!
The law firm of Howry Breen & Herman LLP offered to match donations made to Austin Zoo up a total of $10,000 during the month of August to help us recover from the burglary on July 3. On August 30, we surpassed our goal of $10,000 and earned the matching donation from Howry Breen & Herman LLP! Randy Howry and the law firm staff joined us on September 12 to present their check and visit our animals. Thank you to the law firm and all of the donors who contributed! We are greateful for your support!
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 to regular Zoo admission. Seating is limited!