Zoo Outing for Two or Four to Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary (Up to 53% Off)

Southwest Travis

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In a Nutshell

More than 300 animals & 100 species, such as lions & tamarins, lounge at nonprofit rescue zoo & sanctuary

The Fine Print

Expires Jun 27th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per family per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for special events and birthday parties. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like supermodels, wild animals are notoriously standoffish, coaxed out of their dens only by chic animal prints or perfume-commercial contracts. See natural beauty up close with today’s Groupon to Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary. Choose between the following options:

  • For $8, you get admission for two (up to a $16 value).
  • For $15, you get admission for four (up to a $32 value).<p>

A nonprofit recue zoo, Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary provides natural Texas habitats and safe haven to more than 300 rescued animals of more than 100 different species. Stroll across unpaved trails of crushed granite gravel to visit big cats such as jaguars or african lions wearing bejeweled crowns. An optional 15-minute train ride whisks visitors on a tour past animals relaxing on real grass and landscaping. Take time to visit newcomers Jeckle, the golden-handed tamarin, and Mikhail and Nikolai, a duo of red foxes, or purchase some animal food ($1) at the petting zoo to hand-feed goats, sheep, deer, and thrifty zoo staff.

Austin Zoo

Austin Zoo originated as Good Day Ranch in 1990 featuring pony rides and goat-milking demonstrations. Over the next four years, the founders began rescuing exotic animals and evolving into a rescue center, renaming the facility under its current moniker. After becoming a safe haven for more than 300 rescued animals of more than 100 different species, the Austin Zoo began the process of becoming a nonprofit organization, which it completed in 2000. Housed in native Texas Hill Country enclosures, the animals can enjoy real grass and landscaping instead of concrete exhibits or studio apartments. African lions and Bengal tigers stretch out in the big cat habitats while colobus monkeys and a marmoset swing from tree to tree in monkey areas. In addition to wild creatures, the zoo houses domesticated animals such as a miniature donkey, potbellied pigs, and llamas.


Reviews

For families with children who like to get so close to the animals they can touch them, the petting corral gives ample opportunity for that.

Rachel Parks, Fort Hood Sentinel, 7/29/10

Tips

93% of 3,614 customers

  • “Great zoo! Donate some money. They are a sanctuary :) will return!”

  • “This isn't a large zoo, but I liked it all the better for it not being grandiose- it makes the experience with the animals more intimate instead of feeling like they...”

    “This isn't a large zoo, but I liked it all the better for it not being grandiose- it makes the experience with the animals more intimate instead of feeling like they are on display far away from the visitors! Be ready for dirt paths that aren't level as well- we kind of struggled with our stroller, but over all had a wonderful time!!!”

  • “A pleasant, manageable (2-3-hour) zoo. Not as comprehensive as San Diego or Bronx, or even Waco or San Antonio, but it has a noble mission (rescue), a...”

    “A pleasant, manageable (2-3-hour) zoo. Not as comprehensive as San Diego or Bronx, or even Waco or San Antonio, but it has a noble mission (rescue), a visitor-friendly lay-out, just-what-you-need-to-know signs on the enclosures, ample free parking, and a reasonable admission fee.”

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    Southwest Travis

    10808 Rawhide Trl.

    Austin, Texas 78736

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