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Austin Zoo, Austin

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  • Rescue zoo with lots of great stories of animals finding their forever home. We loved it. Keepers were friendly and helpful.  more »
  • It's a very small zoo with not many animals to see. We couldn't see much tigers/lions etc because they were in their cave/shade because of summer heat and birds were in cages that were quite dark so o...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to get a private tour thanks to a GHA/Omni Local Experience and really enjoyed meeting its Director, Patti Clark.The Zoo has the admirable mission of not existing at all - specifi...  more »
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  • It was a hot day but me and the 5 year old really enjoyed our visit. They tell you on the website that it takes about 1 1/2 hours to get through it but I found that to be wrong. We did ride the train too and that was nice. Our total time there was a little over 3 hours and we didn't sit much. We did take our time to enjoy each part. If you are expecting a huge zoo then this place is not for you but for a nice day out with beautiful scenery and a nice setting for the animals, you will be glad you came. Now do know this.... It isn't suitable for strollers. We tried that one visit and it was tough. It also has some steep walks at times. Not terrible but for the elderly or very small kids, it could present a bit of work. You can buy drinks there but I would bring cold water if possible. One other thing we noticed is that a fence was going up on what looked to be a new display. It will be huge. I didn't ask what it is for. And last, I suggest you go as early as possible. Due to the heat a lot of animals were hidden away. We got there around 2:00 in the afternoon. So we did have to look back some to see if we could catch a glimpse of some of the animals my daughter really wanted to see.
  • Great place to wander around. We went at 4pm and it seemed like all the animals were sleepy, but at 4 is when you can buy food pellets to feed the animals in the petting zoo area, deer, goats, sheep and llamas. The big cats are beautiful. Its afforadble and not pretentious in any way. They had a few birthday parties going on in different sections of the park. All in all its a neat place to go and your money goes to helping take care of the animals.
  • It's not very big but that's good if you don't want to walk too far. There's a diverse bunch of animals from monkeys to wolves to tigers to farm animals at their petting zoo area. You can feel good about going here because it's a rescue and release zoo.
  • Loved the place. It was not crowded and huge unlike other commercialized zoos. We spent around 3 hours. Best part was feeding the goats, lamas and deers. And oh loved the peacocks and other birds freely walking around us. We also watched a zoo staff feeding the mountain lions. The zoo staff are committed people and very friendly (both with us and with the animals :-) ). A day well spent!
  • We are all about rescuing rather than breeding so when we found out it was a rescue zoo, we had to come to Austin and see it. There's chickens & peacocks freely throughout the zoo. Each animal has its biography posted as well. That was pretty cool to read as we went along as well. - overall wonderful experience.