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We had a great visit here! Just like the other zoo near Austin, this is not a typical zoo, more like an animal sanctuary. However, I actually liked this one better than the Austin Zoo. The animals are... more »
I enjoyed my visit to the zoo. It is not a commercialized place where animals are there to entertain humans. It is more of a refuge for animals in a setting where they can be viewed in nature. With th... more »
The zoo is small but growing and has a great variety of animals and birds. Its easy to park , easy to find , and is a great place for kids and photographers. Dont expect San Antonio levels of non-anim... more »
Interesting zoo that I really liked in many ways and in other ways really disliked. The hippo pool is absolutely horrid. The zoo grounds themselves are very cool in that it is essentially like a walk in the woods where animals just pop into view. That is a fantastic feature. With a little more planning(and likely a cash infusion) this zoo could be made into a very interesting zoo which it kinda is in a way you kinda wish it wasn't. On the upside there are many very nice species you can get up close to which is a great way to spend an afternoon. The giant hogs are simply amazing! Lots of work needs done here but the framework is there in a very interesting setting.
This is the absolute worst zoo I have ever visited. There were exposed wires (electrical) in many areas. The bathroom was disgusting and had wasps taking over it. The walk through was dangerous. The upkeep is an atrocity. The wooden ramps were rotten. The gravel walkways were full of holes. The prices at the door were higher than their prices on their website, but I didn't ask for the difference in hopes they will spend it on repairs/maintenance. We felt sorry for these animals. Their website glorifies their facility. We were very disappointed and saddened by this experience.
The location is raw, intimate, and not overcrowded. Bring tenny shoes, a bottled water, and wear insect repellant. Although its large...this is not a commercial like zoo. Here you can see unexpected wildlife like spiders, butterflies, pray mantis, and grasshoppers as you walk the path. Like taking a path in a wooded area. Its a nice change of pace. They do have good wildlife there. Animals you would see in a commercial zoo. My favorite was in the camels den. I didnt expect to see a bunch of little cute groundhogs.
The zoo it self was dangerous, the animals were starving and the staff was using bleach containers as water buckets. That place was filled with rotten trees and small exhibits. The animals need to be relocated. The white tiger they have was so hungry, depressed, and going through so much axiety that it was eating its own tail. When we went half of the animals there were lonely and starving. There were open outlets in the ground and random running water, open chemicals near animal exhibits, and poor caging. These animals are digging under their cages. They have no electricty and when we went a turtle was so hungry that it walked from one end of its cage to the other just for some food. There were some very exotic animals, but it was very unsafe and dry. The walk ways were unsafe and dangerous thats all I have to say it was depressing and sad.
I can't give a rating on the zoo it's self because we never got to get that far. This was one of our family's random finds on the way home from Austin and thought our 4 year old would love it. We walked into the office and stood around for 45 minutes just waiting on some type of staff to walk in to help us. There were 3 or so school buses from local schools so I know there had to be more then one staff member working for safety reasons with a large number of elementary school kids. I have never been more disappointed than my experience with this zoo. I absolutely love the smaller zoos/wildlife parks and had high hopes for this one. But after waiting that long and having to break a little girls heart because we had to leave I don't see myself going out of my way for this place again. There should ALWAYS be someone in the office. It's a shame too, this place has the potential.
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