The San Antonio Zoo has over 3,500 animals representing over 750 species. It sits on 35-acre located in the city’s Brackenridge Park. Over 1,000,000 people attend the zoo annually. It also runs non-animal attractions, such as the San Antonio Zoo Eagle train ride, which first opened in 1956.
The San Antonio Zoo has many fun events for the family like giraffe feeding. Gaze eye-to-eye with the world’s tallest land mammal while feeding them lettuce.
This photo taken by my lovely wife Jan Marie during our visit to the San Antonio Zoo in 2017
- Africa Live!
Africa Live! is the San Antonio Zoo’s newest exhibit. Observe hippopotamus, crocodiles, and African cichlids through underwater viewing windows. You’ll also find Angola colobus, okapi, African wild dog, rock hyrax, Wolf’s mona monkey, and a variety of bird species.
- African Plains
African Plains hosts a number of animals including zebra, ostrich, topi, marabou stork, and various antelope.
Features South American plants and animals. Visitors can observe jaguar, ocelot, scarlet ibis, spider monkeys, giant anteaters, and purchase food to feed tilapia. The exhibit is also houses New World monkeys including tamarins, marmosets, capuchin monkeys, and sakis. Other animals that can be found here are anaconda, armadillos, sloths, bats, and the Andean condor.
- Cat Grotto
A cave-like area that houses the zoo’s smaller cats, such as a fishing cat, black-footed cats, clouded leopards, and a caracal. As well as a few mammals that look similar to cats: ringtail cat, fossa, and a northern treeshrew.
- Cranes of the World
This exhibit contains whooping cranes, blue cranes, Manchurian cranes, and the hooded crane.
- Gibbon Forest
With plenty of ropes to swing on, gibbons stay high above, while below a family of Asian small-clawed otters play in the river.
- Hixon Bird House
A fully enclosed circular building, with glass-fronted enclosures displaying a wide variety of bird species from all over the world.
- Nature Spot
- Richard Friedrich Aquarium
- Rift Valley
Displays the zoo’s large animals such as white rhinoceros and cheetah, as well as smaller animals such as dik-dik, duiker, and a bateleur eagle. You’ll also find antelopes, warthogs, and lions here.
This building houses the zoo’s amphibian collection, including frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians.
12 years old and up: $21.99
3 to 11 years old: $18.99
Free admission under 3 years old
Includes one-day admission to zoo, train ride, carousel ride and entry into Butterfly House.
Please see http://www.sazoo.org/visitor-information/tickets/ for package or seasonal offers.