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Winter has arrived in Central Texas and with it our need for blankets, full size comforters, towels, sheets and pillow cases to help us keep our animals warm.You may drop off your donation at our Gift Shop, Monday through Sunday from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Thank you for helping our animals!!
We are ecstatic to announce that our three Servals, Simba, Satchel, and Nsomi have moved into their new habitat! Tabitha, one of our five North American Bobcats, has also joined them in their new home. Simba was acquired from the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, where he was hand reared by keepers at the Zoo. Satchel was acquired from the Jackson Zoological park in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was born. Nsomi was born at Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary. Tabitha was privately owned and seized by the City of Dallas. The African Serval is a small, slender cat with long legs, a lean body and a small head. The cat’s coat is brown with black lines and spots while its belly is a soft white. Native to the grasslands of Africa, the Serval’s colors allow it to seemingly disappear in thick grass. Also called the African Jumping Cat, they can jump 9-10 ft. in the air to catch a bird. The most common wildcat in North America, the bobcat is named for its short, bobbed tail. Be sure to stop by and see them during your next visit to our Zoo. Watch for details about our dedication celebration early in November.
Thinking of an exotic animal as a pet? Exotic animals are not meant to be pets! Come find our why at our next Exotic Animal Presentation on December 7, 2013, at 1:00 in our Big Cat area.
Many of our animals delight in aromas of all kinds. Tired of an old perfume, or have one too many scented lotions? We would love to have them!! You may drop off your donation at our Gift Shop, Monday through Sunday from 9:30am to 5:00pm.