For centuries, the only way to see a polar bear and a giraffe on the same day was to ride a saddled giraffe all the way to the Arctic Circle. Witness how these climatological opposites can coexist and hopefully team up to raise each other's babies with today's Groupon: for $7, you get admission for two to the Capital of Texas Zoo in Cedar Creek (up to a $15.98 value).
Capital of Texas Zoo houses more than 500 critters and wild things, including central Texas's only white tiger. Wide-eye baby lemurs and junior kangaroo joeys melt visitors' hearts with fuzzy little faces and footie pajamas, and more than 30 fruit bats swap smoothie recipes in the new nocturnal animals house. Other new exhibits play host to a flock of quaker parrots, a snort of European wild boars, and a pair of endangered Himalayan black bears dubbed BooBoo and BiBi. As the mountain lion prowls his habitat, zebras and deer dine in leisure at the Zagat–rated feeding station.
Capital of Texas Zoo
More than 500 animals inhabit the grounds at Capital of Texas Zoo, a haven for wildlife education and a breeding ground for more than 14 endangered species. The zoo's residents include zebras, ringtail lemurs, and a rare white tiger, not to be confused with a ghost tiger. Other appearances from the animal kingdom include peacocks, kangaroos, turtles, lions, and brand-new dingo babies.
Educational animal shows highlight a specific member of the zoo, such as the Wings show, which stars eurasian eagle owl Hedwig, who has made appearances on Late Show with David Letterman and in the movie Furry Vengeance. The zoo also takes to the road with traveling animal shows that involve a cast of six exotic reptiles, mammals, and birds, which makes appearances at birthday parties, schools, or events. With lessons catered to the age of the audience, the animals teach children to respect other living things and remind adults why they can’t keep falcons as pets.
376A Jenkins Rd.
Cedar Creek, Texas 78612Get Directions