The Austin Zoo has over 300 animals that occupy around 15 acres of land.
Cats include a variety of popular cats from around the world. Every type of cat within this exhibit is either threatened or endangered. In other words, the population of these cats are low. That’s why it’s important to the Austin Zoo, and the world, that the cats within this exhibit are treated with an upmost amount of protection and care. Some cats you can expect to see within this exhibit are tigers, jaguars, cheetahs, and lions.
Meet More Mammals is an exhibit devoted to a variety of mammals. This exhibit explores the various factors that determine whether or not a species is a mammal, and the similarities and differences among mammals. Some of the highlighted animals in Meet More Mammals are the genet, coatimundi, and North American black bear.
Primates is home to a variety of lemurs, monkeys, and apes. Visitors can see a diversified collection of primates that include the capuchin monkey and black and white colobus monkey.
Birds is one of the highlighted exhibits at the Austin Zoo. The Austin Zoo is proud to house a variety of birds that range from native to exotic. A bulk of the birds at the Austin Zoo are native jungle birds.
Amphibians and Reptiles houses a comprehensive number of various tortoises, turtles, lizards, and snakes that come from all corners of the world. Be sure to check out the highlighted Galapagos tortoise while visiting this exhibit.
Domestic Animals showcases the domestic animals that visitors can interact with. While learning about various exotic animals, such as the Galapagos tortoise and lions, can be fun, you can’t interact with them. The Domestic Animals exhibit allows you to learn about various animals you could most likely find within your home town and interact with them by petting and feeding them.
Native Texas Wildlife explores the animals someone could find if they explored Texas terrain. Animals in this exhibit range from tiny Texas Ironclad beetles to larger animals, such as rabbits. This is a fun and explorative way for visitors to learn more about animals and Texas. Photo: Austin Zoo
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