This small zoo, some 14 miles southwest of downtown, may not feature the state-of-the-jungle habitats of larger facilities, but it’s easy to get up close and personal with the critters here. It began as a rescue facility, and most of the residents, who range from turkeys and potbellied pigs to marmosets and tigers, were mistreated, abandoned, or illegally imported before they found a home here. There are no food concessions here for humans (you can buy feed for the animals at the gift shop), but there are plenty of picnic tables. To get there, take Hwy. 290 W. to Circle Drive, turn right, go 1 1/2 miles to Rawhide Trail, and turn right.
10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX, USA
Our Rating Hours Daily 10am-6pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Dec 25. Phone 512/288-1490 Prices $12 adults, $11 seniors & students, $9 children 2–12, free for children 1 and under Web site Austin Zoo
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