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Address: 10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78709
Phone Number: 512 288 1490
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Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Description: Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.

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Not your typical zoo

This is not your typical zoo - the animals are all rescue animals. They may not have all the animals you are accustomed to seeing at a "regular" zoo. We were there on July 11 and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I went with my girlfriend first thing in the morning and we got to see them feed the animals! It was awesome! It's not like your conventional zoo but I enjoyed it more because you got to interact with the animals more.

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to visit! The enclosures are part of the landscape so you can see the animals in something more natural. The property has many trees so even on a hot day you get some relief from the sun.

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Texas
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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been to several zoos around the country including being a member of world famous San Diego Zoo. I am not comparing Austin Zoo with San Diego zoo but I am comparing it with other small town zoos in different states. I can tell you that this place should only run as a sanctuary but even then, it needs... More 

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Alvin, Texas
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We enjoyed this. It is a rescue and care habitat rather than a traditional zoo and they tell you that as you enter. We went during the heat of summer (the only time it fit into a busy trip schedule) so quite a few of the animals were not viewable since they were hiding from the heat ... but we... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is an awesome place. It reminds me of the movie "we bought a zoo" the animals are all rescue animals and look happy to be out in the open

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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been to the best zoo in the world (#1 or #2 depending on what you are looking for), the San Diego Zoo, in addition to numerous other zoos, aquariums, etc. I am used to seeing amazing animals and high quality enclosures. When I went to the Austin zoo, I knew it wasn't going to be fancy nor circus... More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is not your typical zoo - the animals are all rescue animals. They may not have all the animals you are accustomed to seeing at a "regular" zoo. We were there on July 11 and they had lots to see, but no giraffes or elephants (our granddaughter was hoping to see them). The training/feeding demonstrations were really good and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I had a groupon for this zoo which made it affordable. Not sure if I would have paid full price. FYI- this is not a normal zoo. It is an animal sanctuary. Far fewer animals than a zoo. The exhibits are also not like a typical zoo. The animals are behind chain link fencing. This is kind of cool (and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nice little zoo, great for taking the kids (big enough for a variety of animals, small enough you don't have to stay all day to see everything) - definitely shows its roots as an animal rescue. Fairly rustic. Bathrooms are limited. Wheelchair access would be challenging with elevation changes and many gravel paths. Bring the stroller with the big wheels,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I went to the zoo on the weekend and we had a good time. There were many different types of animals I did not expect to see. It wasn't a zoo as much as a rescue sanctuary. There were wild peacocks and peafowls walking everywhere, which made for some cool pictures. We enjoyed ourselves and are talking... More 

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