A trip to the zoo with the family can be quite a magical experience – strolling through the grounds and encountering animals from all over the world. You can see your favorites, and even some that will surprise you!
Austin Zoo is no different. This fun Texas zoo has over 350 animals from over 100 species all waiting to make friends with you! It’s a great way for kids to have amazing animal encounters, as well as learning all about their habits and habitats.
Fun and education rolled up into one! Perfect!
The aim of the zoo is to hep animals that need to be rescued or rehabilitated, so you know that all of the animals there are in a much better place for being in the zoo.
Are you ready to meet some of the animals! There are many happy families at Austin Zoo – and we don’t just mean yours! You see, creatures like tigers and lions belong to the Big Cat family, and snakes and lizards are from the reptile family. So as you go round, you can know that these creatures are part of a family just like you!
The Big Cat family includes leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, tigers, and those beautiful lions. But did you know that only the jaguar, tiger and lion can roar? Pretty incredible isn’t it! (Here’s a fun fact – the cheetah actually purrs like your pet cat would!)
The monkey family are often the cheekiest of the bunch! There are always so many amazing species – from the Capuchin Monkey to the Common Marmoset, learning about their story will fascinate kids.
Just some of the creatures you’ll encounter!
Did you think that Austin Zoo would have a train ride? Yep! You can enjoy a 20 minute ride in between enjoying the animals. Austin Zoo also have keeper talks, as well as story time sessions which are always fun for those little ones!
Zoo fun is waiting at this Texas family favorite – don’t forget your camera!