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Address: 10807 Rawhide Trl, Austin, TX 78736-2716
Phone Number:
+1 512-288-1490
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.

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Fun Zoo!

Austin Zoo is a rescue type Zoo so don't go expecting to see Zebra, Hippos and Giraffes! They have great animals like tigers, lions, bears & peacocks that roam and may steal your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ashlee C
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Austin Zoo is a rescue type Zoo so don't go expecting to see Zebra, Hippos and Giraffes! They have great animals like tigers, lions, bears & peacocks that roam and may steal your food if you eat at the picnic tables! 😱 The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. It's a gravel walking path so good footwear and durable stroller are... More 

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1 Thank Ashlee C
Houston
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small zoo, but animals were up close, and kids loved it. Every animal has a story of when it was rescued and what injuries it has (if any). Recommend going around feeding times - we were there about 3:30 p.m. Awesome to see the bears going after all of the food that was left for them! We will return.

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Thank txgirlmrs
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For Christmas Eve we decided to take our 17 month old to the zoo. He enjoyed every minute of it and didn't get bored at all. There were plenty of animals to see and I liked the fact that it was more of a sanctuary than a zoo. I also like how it wasn't crowded, unfortunately we were rained out... More 

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Thank Alexsa-Ly S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Reading some of the reviews here, I had very low expectations of the Austin Zoo, expecting limited sights and activities for me and my kids. I was pleasantly surprised--yes, it's a rescue zoo, but they've put together an amazing array of animals, from lions, tigers and bears to lemurs, snakes, and birds. We spent most of an afternoon wandering around... More 

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Thank grinwell
Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is essentially a rescue Zoo and unlike a typical large Zoo like San Antonio. Its a good visit for the family for a few hours and you are supporting the rehousing of mistreated animals as well. Nice variety of wildlife and a pleasant stroll.

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Thank Alasdair S
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

All the animals here are rescues. The entry money goes to helping these rescued animals. Your donation is appreciated.

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Thank Angie A
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This zoo takes in rescue wild animals and will tell the story at each location. Not here to exploit animals like other zoos. This is here to help save animals and find homes from places they've been that were undesirable. The granddaughters loved it here. A small zoo but well cared for and you walk away with a feeling knowing... More 

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Austin, Texas
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The best part of this zoo is the giant pig. Because it's a sanctuary/rescue based zoo, they don't really have a lot. I do admire the morality of it, but it isn't really something to go see/do; rather, it's something to make a donation to.

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Thank Angie A
Austin
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you are used to and desire a big city zoo experience, this will not do it for you. The Austin Zoo is a quaint, well meaning but half hearted attempt to display animals in captivity. For sure there are some interesting animals on display. The monkey related species, goats, a couple of big cat varieties, pigs and some birds... More 

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Thank Harry N
Austin, Texas
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My kids love coming here. It's not your typical zoo and that's what makes it great. So much more interaction with the animals and it's great to know that these animals have been rescued, not captured just for us to look at. We go all the time. Fun family day activity for sure!

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