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To assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education.

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IRS EIN: 74-2927016
Phone Number: 512-288-1490
Address: 10808 Rawhide Trail
Austin, TX 78736
Habitats under construction or to be constructed in 2018:
1. Expansion of three young North American Black Bears' habitat, including a new pool, pedestrian bridge and overhead bear walkway
2. New Roadrunner habitat

Completed enclosures:
1. The Ellen Proctor Bobcat Habitat, Capybara, Prairie Dog, Emu and Visayan Warty Pig habitats
2. Tortoise Barn upgrade

Planned projects for 2018:
1. Achieve Zoological Association of America accreditation
2. Full day Summer Camps

Zoo Accomplishments:
1. Purchased 5 acre property to become our new administration office
2. Introduced Homeschool Nature Series', Winter Workshops and Scout programs
3. Welcomed our first critically endangered species- two Visayan Warty Pigs and our first venomous reptiles- two Gila Monsters

Impact Statement

Austin Zoo had over 232,000 visitors in 2017 including over 20,000 youth on educational field trips. Austin Zoo is a rescue zoo providing a forever home for over 300 animals that were abandoned, neglected or no longer able to be cared for by their previous owners.

Needs Statement

Other equipment/supplies for onsite veterinary clinic - any amount
Emergency veterinary fund - any amount
General operating expenses - any amount
"Every zoo should be like this one! The animals are treated well, their natural instincts are respected, and things are always clean. There are ample opportunities for education and the zookeepers are kind and friendly! I definitely suggest going to the "primate talk", watching monkey[s] eat eggs is surprisingly fun!!" -Jenny F.

"This is a rescue zoo that clearly invests whatever income in the maintenance of the animals it hosts. My family and [I] had a fabulous time there! We were surprised to see the large diversity of animals at the zoo, and to see the animals having a good time too! Notably, we saw a tiger playing in the water, just having fun. It was lovely! The wolves are in a pack, the Galapagos tortoises were also with friends... it was really a wonderful experience!" - Claudia M.

"Such an amazing surprise to find that this is a rescue zoo. Everyone is so friendly and you can tell they enjoy working with the animals! The animals and enclosures were awesome. Well kept and all the animals looked like they were thriving. Most animals were surrendered by owners and the zoo provides their story if it's available! Absolutely loved it!!!" -Kristy C.

"Was very impressed with the care of the animals here. the enclosures were clean and seemed to offer a habitat that would keep each animal happy. Go check out the big cats! You can get so close it will change how you think about these animals." -Adam H.
An anonymous funder has offered a $25,000 matching grant to be distributed among all participating animal care and services organizations on Amplify Austin Day. These nonprofit organizations will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day.
Our volunteers must go through an application and interview process. They assist our Zookeepers with tasks such as dishwashing, laundry, and preparing animal diets. Volunteers work in two four hour shifts available Monday through Sunday. Visit for more information and to download the Volunteer Application.