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San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio

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Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
San Antonio Zoo features 750 species of mammals, reptiles, birds(among the United States' largest collections), and amphibians. See the plains of Africa and lush jungles of Amazonia in this natural setting for over 9,000 animals. Observe different animal species as they share a common watering place, and watch a hippopotamus and a Nile crocodile up close through underwater viewing windows. You can hop on a train for a tour around the zoo, visit a butterfly garden, play with parrots, and ride a carousel. There's a lot of walking to do, so wear comfortable shoes and carry water with you. Using our online itinerary creator, San Antonio attractions like San Antonio Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The social distancing and mask enforcement was horrendous. The dining area was packed and no distancing was practiced. The cost is not worth the visit in the current climate. Take your family...  more »
  • It was hot, as it will be on most days in San Antonio. However, we were unable to see a lot of the animals, or they were sleeping, which made the experience lackluster to say the least. With...  more »
  • Always enjoyable to visit this small zoo, especially around Christmas time. Great to stroll around, watch the animals and enjoy an ice cream cone.  more »
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  • The San Antonio Zoo is clean, exciting, and educational. Everywhere you turn you have the opportunity to learn about animals AND to learn about how you can help with conservation. The staff are so friendly and genuine. You can really tell the people working are happy to be there and be a part of the zoo experience. This zoo even features daily animal presentations at the most visited exhibits! Passionate and dedicated workers, healthy and active animals, and a goal dedicated to making the world a better place for all animals, not just the human ones. An excellent place for all ages.
  • They are constantly renovating and creating new attractions! The kids area has a nice water play spot with sand as well as a "mud kitchen" play area. I love that they have an air conditioned nursing room for moms. Great size zoo, not too overwhelming. Can't wait to see more of their projects (like the jaguar walkway!) in the future.
  • The San Antonio Zoo is clean, exciting, and educational. Everywhere you turn you have the opportunity to learn about animals AND to learn about how you can help with conservation. The staff are so friendly and genuine. You can really tell the people working are happy to be there and be a part of the zoo experience. This zoo even features daily animal presentations at the most visited exhibits! Passionate and dedicated workers, healthy and active animals, and a goal dedicated to making the world a better place for all animals, not just the human ones. An excellent place for all ages.
  • This zoo is very visually pleasing. A large layout and definitely best visited in cooler months. Never August. Some of the directional signage could be better. If mobility is an issue for you, be warned there are some uphill and uneven walkways. The employees are very friendly and accommodating. I'd definitely recommend you check out this zoo, just not in the hellish bowels of a Texas summer. 🦒 🦛🐆
  • Great zoo! Our first visit we bought membership passes after spending the day here. Excellent for several points: 1) quality of habitats and exhibits. It's always great to see spacious, well thought-out enclosures that recreate animals natural habitat instead of smaller cages. 2) diversity of species. They have exhibits with animals we haven't seen at other zoo like the tree kangaroo and the okapi. A real treat. 3) the kangaroo petting was an absolute favorite! We hope that is stays. Seeing baby joeys was awesome. 4) a lot of engaged zoo staff to teach the kids and interact with guests made for a pleasant visit. The few points which it didn't get 5 stars from us is that the water fountains throughout the park were all turned off which is crazy considering temperatures are in the 90's. There are also no misting stations throughout the park. Many of the animals are free to go inside out of the heat ( which is great) but means you may not see some of the favorites if you don't go early.

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