Zoo News and Updates


July 2013 E-newsletter

July 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! Or, purchase one online here!

Soda Special

Stay cool this July with a drink special! Mention this ad, and enjoy $2 off a SUPER SODA at Crossroad Food Stand, Riverview Restaurant, Lory Cafe and Fun Farm Food Stand when you mention this coupon!


Throughout the month of July, adopt any animal at any level and get a FREE upgrade to the next package level!
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 Laura Blankenship on your winning photo!
Butterflies! Caterpillar Flight School is a fun and educational way to immerse yourself in nature and learn all about beautiful butterflies. And, it's a great place for photos to! Don't forget to submit your favorite Zoo photo to ecastillo@sazoo.org for a chance to have your photo showcased! One entry per person, per month, please.

Zoo welcomes an international star!

Much ado in the Friedrich Aquarium! Stop by the Friedrich Aquarium and say hello to Thelma and Louise, the two-headed turtle! Thelma and Louise, a Texas cooter, was hatched on June 18 along with three other (one-headed) siblings!

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Celebrate the 4th of July at the Zoo!

Join YOUR San Antonio Zoo on the 4th of July for a "Red, White and Zoo" celebration! We'll be  honoring North American animals with special encounters and enrichment items. But that’s not all! Deck out your strollers and wagons and participate in the WILDEST parade in town! The parade will begin at the Lion Statue at 10 a.m. and will be led by our Grand Marshals “Uncle Sam” and his trusty sidekick “Pierre” the opossum! Keepers with other animals, will be on hand as the parade makes its way through the Zoo to the Fun Farm Food Stand where our littlest guests will get a very special goodie bag and photo opportunity with “Uncle Sam!” It’s an event you won’t want to miss!!

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Visit the Zoo for HALF-PRICE every Tuesday!

All the fun at half the price! Every Tuesday, visit the Zoo and pay half-price admission! Also, take advantage of the buy one get one free concessions offers. Buy one delicious, all beef hotdog and/or a regular size popcorn and get one FREE. Half-Price Tuesdays will be offered from now through August 20, 2013.

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Extra Zoo Camp spaces added!

Zoo Camp is so popular this year, so we've added more spaces! More spaces mean more campers can enjoy exploring the Zoo, venturing behind the scenes, games, crafts and even classroom animal visits!
- $30 off camp #9 (week of July 29th) - enter coupon code "sazoo30" when registering online
- Current campers can receive a $25 reimpursement on August 15th by referring a friend. Just make sure during online registration, that person lists your name in "how you heard about camp?"
Join us for a REAL.WILD.SUMMER of fun!

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

Join the 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!.