Zoo News and Updates


May E-Newsletter

MAY 2013

Passport to Adventure!

Want a chance to win a dream safari and monthly prizes? Just purchase your Zoo Passport on your next visit to the Zoo! Or, purchase one online here!


We're celebrating the birth of a baby howler monkey with an adoption special just for Mom! Adopt a howler monkey at any level and receive a FREE monkey plush and personalized certificate just in time for Mother’s Day!
Click here to adopt today!

Hot Dog Special

Buy one hot dog at regular price and get one for a dollar! This offer is available at any location where hot dogs are sold!

National bike month

Ride your bike to the Zoo anytime during May and receive HALF OFF Zoo admission, and a FREE Zoo sticker when you show your bike helmet at the front ticket gate! One helmet per guest please.



The San Antonio Zoo is a great place to work and play! To check out job opportunities and apply, click here!


Congratulations Candice Yerkey on your winning photo!
It's always fun to get up close and personal when learning about our hippos! Have you ever seen them eat? Click here for a list of Exciting Encounters at the Zoo! And, 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-la-la tickets on sale now!

Join us for Zoo-la-la!  the 18th Annual Feast with the Beasts on Friday, May 10, 2013, from 7:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Zoo-la-la! is a night out at the Zoo for the 21 and over crowd and will feature delectable cuisine from some of the best San Antonio restaurants. Enjoy live entertainment and visit with our amazing keepers, while leisurely making your way through our unique, savory wine trail. Purchase tickets online or at the Zoo.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets >>

Kids get in FREE after 3!

Enjoy an afternoon at the Zoo after school! During May, kids 11 & under get in FREE after
3 p.m., with the purchase of an adult ticket! This offer is good Monday-Friday only, one child per adult, please. While you're here, grab an after school snack special of a small popcorn and 16 oz. fountain drink for only $3!

Zoo welcomes new arrival!

The San Antonio Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a howler monkey, born on April 13, 2013. This is the first surviving offspring for parents “Sophie” and "Inti," both arrived at the Zoo in February of 2012. Come by soon to see our newest arrival! You can find the howler monkey family located in the Amazonia section of the Zoo.

Register today for the WILDEST camps in town!

Ready for an adventure you’ll never forget?!  Join us for our Summer Adventure CampsPassport to Adventure and Wild Behaviors. Each week of camp includes animal encounters, Zoo tours, and age-appropriate games and activities, all in a creative, fun and positive environment. New for 2013…Overnight Adventure Camps, an awesome combination of our Adventure Day Camp with a sensational Thursday night sleepover at the Zoo!

For more information and to register, click here >>

Join Zoo Director on two amazing trips!

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.

Click here for more information >>

San Antonio Zoo announces Board of Directors

The following appointees to the San Antonio Zoological Society Board of Directors were unanimously approved at the April 25, 2013, meeting of the Board.

The following Board members have been re-nominated to continue serving as officers of the Board of Directors with term ending 2015: David S. Herrmann - President, Norborne P. Cole, Jr. – Treasurer
Frank Z. Ruttenberg – 1st Vice President, William A. Freed – Secretary, Chris Bathie – 2nd Vice President.

The following Board members have been re-nominated to serve a three-year term ending in 2016: Robert J. Barrera, Orvis E. Meador, III, Albert M. Biedenharn III, George P. Parker, Jr., Joe N. Haynes, Diana Plummer, Mark M. Johnson, Mark L. Thornton, M.D., Wendy H. Kowalik, Sara Stumberg Walker, Mark E. Krenger, Dolores F. Wheless, Jane H. Macon.

The following new candidates have been nominated to serve a three-year term ending 2016: Lindsay Archer, Leon McNeil, Timo Hixon, Jayme Russell, Roby Latimer, Robert Thomas, M.D., Tony Liberto, Etta Valdes, Ashley Mills.

With your help and advocacy, the San Antonio Zoo and its conservation efforts will no doubt improve. Thank you for your service!



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!.