Zoo News and Updates


June E-newsletter

June 2013

Passport to Adventure!

Don't miss out on a chance to win a dream safari and monthly prizes! Purchase a Zoo Passport to Adventure on your next visit to the Zoo! Or, purchase one online here!

Popcorn Special

Mention this ad at Crossroads or Lory Cafe and receive  a souvenir popcorn bucket for the price of a regular size popcorn. Don't forget to bring your bucket everytime you visit the Zoo and refill it for only 99 cents!


Celebrate Dad this Father's Day in a Zoorific way! Adopt a bear at any level and receive a FREE bear plush and personalized certificate! It's a "beary" good gift!
Click here to adopt today!


The San Antonio Zoo is a not just a great place to play...it's a great place to work! Check out job opportunities and apply online by clicking here!


Congratulations Daniel Steigelman on your winning photo!
Open wide and say AAAAHH! Nile crocodiles have 64-68 sharp cone-shaped teeth, and adults can exert up to 5,000 pounds of crushing pressure when biting down! That's a BIG bite! Come by soon and visit the Nile crocodiles at the Zoo inside Africa Live! And, don't forget to submit your favorite Zoo photo to ecastillo@sazoo.orgfor a chance to have your photo showcased! One entry per person, per month, please.

Wake up! Summer Member Hours are here!

Memorial Day kicked off our Summer Hours for Zoo members! It’s a MEMBERS ONLY chance to see how the Zoo wakes up! But please excuse our mess as we make preparations to begin our day. Enjoy early morning strolls through the beautiful Zoo before the heat sets in and the crowds arrive. Summer Member Hours are 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Memorial Day - Labor Day.

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Recent bird hatchings at the Zoo

Springtime at the Zoo means many new baby birds, and the 2013 Spring season is definitely in full swing. Two Lady Ross Turacos are being hand-reared, along with a micronesian Kingfisher chick, the most endangered bird species housed at the San Antonio Zoo, in the Zoo's off-exhibit brooder! The Zoo's Tawny Frogmouth parents are successfully rearing their young male.

Save on Summer Camp with June special!

Want to have a REAL.WILD.SUMMER of fun?  Sign up for Zoo Camp or our Tiny Tot Camps all summer long! Spend your time learning about animals, nature and what happens at the Zoo every day. Age-appropriate games, stories, crafts and animal encounters are part of each camp! Sign up for one of our NEW Overnight Adventure Camps! Save $20 on all June camps with a special $20 June camp discount! Use coupon "junezoocamp" and save! (Only one discount per camp registration.)

For more information, and to register, click here >>

See the Zoo in a NEW way with SA Zoo-AR!

Experience the Zoo through an interactive app, SA Zoo-AR; entertaining and educational!
SA Zoo-AR is an augmented reality app designed especially for the San Antonio Zoo by Geomedia. Download the SA Zoo-AR app on your smart phone or tablet and experience the Zoo like NEVER before!

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Join San Antonio Zoo Director on an amazing trip!

Join Steve McCusker, Director of the San Antonio Zoo, and partake in stunning views of unspoiled wilderness in beautiful Kenya! This 13-day photographic safari begins on November 18th and originates in Nairobi. Contact Jo Brown at jbrown@sazoo.org or (210) 734-7184, ext. 1101 for additional information.

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Zootennial Plaza!

Read all about the exciting changes happening at the Zoo, as we prepare for our centennial celebration in 2014, with the opening of Zootennial Plaza! Read more here!.