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San Antonio Zoo Curator aids in field work at Komodo National Park

Craig Pelke, the San Antonio Zoo's Curator of Reptiles, Amphibians, & Aquatics, recently visited Komodo National Park in Indonesia to assist the Komodo Survival Program (KSP) team with various field work duties. Craig will spend roughly 8 days at the park while assisting the KSP.

This is another aspect of the Zoo's long-time participation and support of the Komodo Dragon Species Survival Program (SSP) both in on-site and off-site conservation; and another reason your San Antonio Zoo is more than JUST a Zoo! Thanks for all of your hard work Craig!






An awe-inspiring array of wild colors, exotic decorations and intricate animal patterns will twinkle and captivate through the night. This year, the San Antonio Zoo will shine brighter than ever! Imagine brilliant, vibrant lights, festive holiday music and entertainment, and delicious dining creating a holiday celebration that will be truly unique and memorable.


The 29th Annual Zoo Boo: October 23, 24, 30, and 31, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Four nights of exciting, safe, and non-scary Halloween fun for families and children of all ages. Zoo Boo is held on the grounds of the San Antonio Zoo and includes a costume contest, trick-or-treating, entertainment, and games. REMEMBER TO BAG IT! Trick-or-treat at Zoo Boo using reusable buckets, canvas bags or pillowcases. Guests are encouraged to wear non-scary costumes.

Zoo Run Relay: Friday, September 11, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The only “wild” eight-mile relay in town! Get your four-member team together and enjoy a run through the Zoo and Brackenridge Park. Each person runs two-miles. Kids’ Run: Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There are five age categories that will accommodate every child in you family. Visit the Zoo’s website at for more information.

Zoo la-la 20th Annual Feast with the Beasts: Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Join us for a Mardi Gras style evening, delicious cuisine from some of the best restaurants in San Antonio, and a variety of savory wine and beer selections along our indescribable Wine Trail. Tickets are on sale NOW at the San Antonio Zoo or online.

For more information, please visit our website at