Zoo News and Updates


December 2013 E-newsletter

December 2013

Last chance to enter!

December is your LAST chance to enter to win a once-in-a-lifetime dream safari to Kenya, Africa! Purchase a Zoo Passport to Adventure on your next visit or purchase online here!

Free popcorn refills!

Throughout December, mention this ad and receive a free popcorn bucket refill at any concession stand!

Tiger Adopt Special.

Why not celebrate our tiger cubs with an adoption?! Throughout December, receive a tiger plush toy when you adopt at any level!
Click here to adopt today!


The San Antonio Zoo is 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 Gerald R. Vimont on your winning photo of our  Sumatran tiger cubs! Born in August, these sisters are a cute and exciting addition to the San Antonio Zoo! Come and catch a peek as they frolick through their exhibit! Don't forget to submit your favorite Zoo photo to ecastillo@sazoo.org for a chance to have your photo showcased in one of our monthly e-newsletters! One entry per person, per month, please.

400-Year-Old Tree has Firm Roots at Zoo

The San Antonio Zoo is home to one of the most spectacular, and what we consider, the most important plant in Bexar County; a 400-year-old live oak tree. The live oak tree, which is also known as "Quercus virginiana," is a native tree to the Texas Region and is located on Zoo grounds across from Amazonia. This amazing tree provides a glorious canopy along the pathway near the Cat Grotto  and provides a great deal of shade and comfort to both our guests and animals. At 400-years-old, this tree is a must see!

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Zoo!

The holidays and family traditions go hand in hand. From the Holiday Express and Santa’s Workshop to our Moonlight Movie, the Zoo has many events that are sure to become a family tradition! Bring your little ones for a ride on the Holiday Express train, see an animal up-close and personal, and meet Santa and his elves! Grab the whole family for our Santa’s Workshop where you'll make a special gift to take home. Enjoy our NEW Moonlight Movie night on December 21st and watch The Polar Express under the stars!

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'Tis the Season for Savings!

Get the animal lover on your shopping list the perfect gift from the Zoo and SAVE! Members will receive 30% off all “regular” priced items plus an additional 10% member discount (sale in progress and ends December 24th).

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Join the San Antonio Zoo Director on an amazing adventure October 19 - November 3, 2014

Partake in the mysterious, calming, unpredictable, stunning wilderness, and grandeur that is Botswana and Zambia! This 11-day photographic safari is offered at a total land and internal air cost of $10,435.00 per person (based on double occupancy). A 4-day Cape Town extension is also being offered at $1,950 per person (sharing).

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Only 8 Carousel Animals Left!

The Zootennial Carousel is rapidly taking shape. Here's a sneak peek at one of the new carousel animals, the horned lizard! There are only 8 carousel animal naming opportunities left! Click here to see them! For donation opportunities, click here, and become a part of Zoo history!


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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!.