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Kind of a crazy place. Its not like any other zoo I had ever been to. Its kind of trashy but after the exsplination you understand that a lot of the animals are rescue animals and this was their last ... more »
Despite what other people say, I work for place that has similar goals, I really enjoyed this zoo. It was a perfect place to bring my BF on his birthday. When i went back to work (at a similar busines... more »
Skip this one and go to Austin, San Antonio, or Dallas zoos. Not well appointed or maintained. Seemed that animals were not properly or humanely housed. Parts like bathrooms were gross. more »
Literally the coolest zoo ever. My husband and I stopped here while visiting family in Austin. It really is a hidden gem. It's small but there is a good variety of animals. We were the only ones there on a weekday morning. Unlike large zoos, the animals here didn't just ignore us. They were making all kinds of noises and were very active. The cockatoo said "hello" and even whistled at me. ;) The rural area and rocky trails made it much more of a natural and peaceful setting. The free roaming birds were really interesting to see. Nice staff. You can even purchase a cup of food to feed some of the animals. I chose lemurs. Seems like a one of kind zoo. Definitely recommend. So worth the 45 minute drive. I can't wait to return and see the new habitats they were in the process of adding!
Amazing experience! It's a little zoo that has up close animals. It allows you to either feed the hippos, Lemurs, or the crocodile! We did the hippo and it was great! Tang was resistant, but finally came over! The kids love how close they can get. It's not a large zoo, but I liked that. You get your fill for great price! The staff was very friendly as well!! A must see!!!!
Tips: Wear shoes because there are no concrete paths. You'll most likely need to text the owner when you first get there, because he's probably out taking care of the animals, or making a kid smile somewhere. The number is on the desk. Check out the snakes while you wait. One thing is VERY clear here. The animals are the priority. Every single animal is taken very good care of, and most of them are rescues. The amount of love that goes into this place just oozes out. If you see an animal that you think is in a "bad way" here, it was most likely saved from certain death and is as happy as a clam now. Ask. He knows the stories behind every animal. I'll be coming here again and again. PS - Find Apollo a girlfriend.
Just spent another beautiful morning at the Capital of Texas Zoo. The animals were particularly frisky and it was a joy to watch them being so playful. There certainly is a lot of construction in all directions.... but I see that as a sign that the owner's vision is moving forward. Don't expect a sterile, lab environment. It's more like a beautiful walk in the woods, with hippo and tiger sightings around each corner. Come with an open mind, and you're in for a magical experience. (and the new Hippo feeding experience is a "don't miss!!!!" We didn't feed the lemurs, but hope to do that as an add-on on our next visit)
I've been coming to this zoo for nine years and one thing is clear: although small and rustic, the animals are the priority. I know that everything that comes in through the gate is returned to the animals' welfare. It is the perfect "kid-sized" zoo. Protecting endangered species is a focus. Always evolving and a more intimate zoo experience than "big" zoos.
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