Visit for Two or Four to Austin Zoo (Up to 50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Nonprofit rescue zoo and sanctuary provides a home for more than 300 animals and 100 species

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per family per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 18 or older. Not valid for special events and birthday parties. Not valid with other offers. 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 this Groupon.

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  • $9 for admission for two (up to $18 value)
  • $18 for admission for four (up to $36 value)

Stroll across unpaved trails of crushed granite gravel to visit big cats such as tigers, leopards, 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 Mikhail and Nikolai, a duo of red foxes, or visit the recently opened Discovery Center to meet Blaze, the fire-bellied toad, and his reptile friend Sage, who happens to be an 8-foot carpet python. Guests can purchase animal food ($2) for 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.

Customer Reviews

Best zoo I've been to-not for the amount of animals, but for the overall feel. Very family friendly. Great organization dedicated to helping animals in need. Wear comfy shoes as the paths are crushed granite gravel, but easily maneuvered nephew's stroller so no worries. The shade was AMAZING! Going to the zoo in the summer in Texas...it gets hot quick! Lots of tree shade. Cages were clean and we were able to get closer to animals than any zoo I've previously visited. Overall, LOVED it and will ABSOLUTELY go back!!!
M. C. · June 26, 2014
Prefer it to larger zoos. Everything was clean and the animals were well cared for. It was an enjoyable experience.
Gloria H. · May 15, 2014
We loved the Austin zoo and will definitely be back.
Melody D. · April 6, 2014
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    Rawhide Ridge

    10808 Rawhide Trail

    Austin

    Austin, TX 78736

    +15122881490

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