Zoo News and Updates


January 2014 E-newsletter

January 2014

Zootennial Celebrations

Make sure to look at our calendar of events for monthly Zootennial celebrations!
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Free popcorn refills!

Receive $1 off any size "Siberian Chill" gourmet slush beverage throughout the month of January. Available at the Lory Cafe!


Celebrate the spectacled bears' birthday with an adopt special! Adopt a spectacled bear for just $10 throughout January and receive a personalized certificate of adoption, fact sheet, and 8x10 color photo!
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 Carla Rush on your winning photo of our new lions! Sarabi (female) and Tau (male) came to the San Antonio Zoo from Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. They are currently on exhibit, so come see them soon! Don't forget to submit your favorite Zoo photo to ecastillo@sazoo.org for a chance to have it showcased in one of our monthly e-newsletters! One entry per person, per month, please.

Royalty arrives at the San Antonio Zoo!

We are happy to announce the arrival of a pair of young king vultures. King vultures can be found from central Mexico to northern Argentina and are among the largest bird scavengers in the world. This pair is less than a year old and black in color. As they mature, their color will gradually change to white, with black tails and wing tips. Their head and neck will bald and change in color to yellow, orange and red. You can see them in the former Andean Condor exhibit.

Register soon for Wild Beginnings and Zoo Explorers!

Bring your 3-5 year old, and join us at our hour long Wild Beginnings and Zoo Explorers classes! It’s a great way for you and your tiny tot to explore the outdoors, see animals and do nature-based activities! Looking for a drop-off program where your child can learn nature-based concepts while having fun at the Zoo? Join our Zoo School, which runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Spring session starts January 7th and spots are already filling up!

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Changes coming in 2014

As we enter the new year, please be aware of some changes happening at the San Antonio Zoo. Thanks to your suggestions, there will be some changes to the Membership Categories to better suit the needs of our Zoo families. Make sure to check our website Membership page to keep up with all the updates.

Beginning January 1, 2014, outside food or drink will no longer be allowed into the Zoo. Exceptions are: bottled water, small snack-sized items, and baby food and formula. Ice chests and coolers will no longer be allowed on Zoo grounds.

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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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Mark Your Calendars!

The grand opening of Zootennial Plaza takes place on March 7th! Check out construction progress here! There are only 7 carousel animal naming opportunities left! 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!.