Meet the Animals
All animals are divided into families. Lions and tigers belong to the cat family, while snakes and lizards belong to the reptile family. Click on the navigation to the left to see our animals and learn which animals belong to which family, as well as the kind of food they eat, and where they live in the wild.
The Big Cat family includes lions, tigers, jaguars, panthers, leopards, cheetahs and cougars. Only the lion, tiger, panther, and jaguar can roar. These are sometimes called the Great Cats. All Big Cats are categorized as mammals as well as carnivores, which means that they eat meat. Read More
Monkeys are found in two main regions of the world and are classified as New World monkeys or Old World monkeys. There are 264 known species of monkeys. Read More
Reptiles are air-breathing, cold-blooded animals that have skin covered in scales instead of hair or feathers. Austin Zoo has lots of reptiles, including snakes, lizards and giant tortoises. Read More
Amphibians are cold-blooded animals and generally spend part of their time in water. They are able to respire by using lungs or gills or through their skin. The Amphibian family includes toads, frogs, and salamanders. Read More
Austin Zoo has many exotic birds that, when in the wild, live in jungles. They are brightly colored and can be very noisy. We also have peacocks that roam freely around the Zoo property who, along with emus, are flightless birds. Read More
Not all of the animals at the Austin Zoo are from exotic countries. We also have deer, goats, sheep and pigs. You can buy food from the gift shop, for just $1, to feed the goats on your next visit to the zoo. Read More