Austin Zoo

10808 Rawhide Trl., Austin, TX 78736 Directions
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Report | 9 days ago
It's not a regular for-profit zoo, it's an animal sanctuary. The animals are visibly happier and healthier and you get much closer, like walking through a farm. And they have these great birds just walking around - peacocks and unique chickens.
Report | 13 days ago
Come early to see the animals more active.
Report | 20 days ago
This is not your typical city zoo, this is actually a non-profit rescue sanctuary so many of the animals are geriatric. That doesn't make them any less impressive to see and for me was more appreciable.
Report | 24 days ago
This is a small, user-friendly little animal sanctuary. It's well kept and helps animals rescued from bad situations. If you're looking for something large and dramatic, look elsewhere. This is a great place to take your kids and enjoy a lovely afternoon looking at some very lucky animals.
Report | 24 days ago
Med size but very relaxed atmosphere. No need to follow map. Just enjoy the outdoors and roam. You'll make it around to everything easily. Paths lead well from one area to the next.
Report | 24 days ago
Good walking shoes, sturdy carriage for very young children. Vending machines are unreliable and food/beverage lines maybe long. Food is horrible so bring snacks, juices and water.
Report | 24 days ago
If bees bother you/your kids, call ahead of time to ask how the bee situation is. It's a great zoo, but they often let bees in the trash cans get out of control. this was our second visit to experience them all over us every time we stopped.
Report | 24 days ago
Take lots of water and cash as well. Water because you'll be walking A TON! Cash because you'll want to feed the animals and they sell food but only take cash :)
Report | 24 days ago
Great small zoo, just perfect for small children .
Report | 24 days ago
Get the food to feed the animals! So worth it.
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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.

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