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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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Small rescue zoo

It's a wonderful concept, a small zoo taking in animals for rescue and rehabilitation. The problem is some of the habitats are small and not very clean; however, others are large... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
GypsyBreeze
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

As many reviewers before me have highlighted this is not the typical zoo. However, I wanted to touch on the fact that this attraction is not very handicap/stroller accessible. First, the parking lot is completely stone covered and many parking spaces are on a steep incline or decline. Additionally the entire zoo consists of loose stone pathways. Most of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I think people would enjoy their visit more if expectations are managed from the start. When we walked in we were informed they are NOT a zoo but an animal sanctuary, meaning their animals will spend the rest of their lives there, funding (or lack of) is very different, etc. I'm perfectly ok with that but when a place is... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's a wonderful concept, a small zoo taking in animals for rescue and rehabilitation. The problem is some of the habitats are small and not very clean; however, others are large (lions, tigers and bears). And, there are quite a few of some kinds of animals; for example, there were 6 tigers! Oh, and a lot of peacocks and different... More 

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Lampasas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

this is a neat little place to visit and the service they give to the animals that need a safe and good home is unbelievable. We need more places like this. they also have a petting area and other education areas. They have a gift shop and bathrooms.

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Amarillo, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of the things I really like about this zoo is that all the animals in the collection have been rescued -- not only can children view the animals, but I really like the fact that supporting the zoo also allows the zoo to provide a needed service to abused and injured animals. While not large, the zoo does have... More 

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Austin Zoo is not a flashy, slick, expensive animal park. The Zoo's primary focus is rescue and its message is an important one for all of us. We have a responsibility to save animals who have been kept by humans and provide them a comfortable life. Most of the animals at the zoo have a sign with the story of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Read the previous reviews prior to going so understood that it is more a rescue center than a "zoo". With that knowledge, had a great time. I focused on how the animals were acquired. It was interesting to learn about the individual animals and to see what animals people had as "pets". Sad but not surprising that there were lots... More 

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Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I had visited back in 2009 while in the military and couldn't wait to bring my husband out to see the place. This place is a gift for animals in need. Our favorite part of the visit was the chance to see the triplet baby bears that had been rescued and were a riot to see rolling around and playing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
48 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

To the reviewer who moaned about the $9.00 per adult entry - stop being so tight, this is an animal sanctuary, not an animal torture centre per Sealife (watch Blackfish!). Please Austin Zoo rename yourself a Sanctuary and get the visitors who will appreciate you! Loved reading the stories of the animals (and hated their animal torturers even more -... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This zoo was just ok. The best part was the baby bears. The zoo is super super small. I will probably never go back for $9. I think they are overpriced when we walked the zoo in 30 minutes.

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