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Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary - Austin TX

The Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is located in Austin just West of the 71 and 290 "Y".  Lions and Tigers and Bears... in Austin?  That's right!  Did you know that Austin TX has a Zoo? 

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Alyssa and I visited the Austin Zoo on Friday with about 50 of our friends from the Lakeway and Bee Cave Meetup.com group.  The group is always looking for new and exciting things to do to introduce our kids to new things.

meetup.com at the Austin Zoo



Before going, I was told it was a Rescue Zoo.  I assumed that meant it was very small without too much variety.

However, including the Lions, Tigers, and Bears, they also had Cheetahs, Jaguars, Leopards, Monkeys, Wolves, and even a Wolf Hybrid.  The talking birds were hilarious.  It was a small Zoo compared to the Dallas Zoo or San Antonio Zoo, but for a local, rescue zoo, it was a perfect size and a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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I think Alyssa's favorites, besides the monkeys, were the big turtles and tortoises.  There were even some little ones swimming in the reptile house.

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The Austin Zoo survives on donations, so anything you can contribute helps keep them open.

Here are some more pictures... my camera had an issue with focusing on the chain-link fences rather then the animals, but you get the idea.

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The location is 10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736 and can be reached at 512-288-1490.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsDonna Harris • September 27 2009 01:08PM

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Donna: I think adulta enjoy going to the Zoo as much as the kids. Looks like you got some great Pic's for your family memory book.

Posted by Carl Winters about 9 years ago

For a small zoo it looks like they had a lot of great animals!  One of my favorite things to do when we travel is to visit zoos. 

 

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 9 years ago

C & C, I haven't been to a zoo in many many years, probably more than 20 years, so it was definitely fun for me too.

Debra, Yes, I was surprised at the amount of animals they had.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 9 years ago

Hi Donna... I actually have a friend here in Dallas who had a pet monkey that he sent to live at the Austin Zoo.  If you ever meet a monkey named Leroy there, tell him I say hello!

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 9 years ago

Steve, I think we're going back this week when my mom comes into town, so I'll call "Leroy" and see if he answers.  He won't throw poop at me, will he??

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 9 years ago

I think that the zoo is so much more fun now with a little one than I ever remembered it being when I was little.  Looks like both of you had a great time :)

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) about 9 years ago

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