Zoo News and Updates


November 2013 E-newsletter

November 2013

Passport to Adventure!

Don't miss your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime dream safari and monthly prizes too! Purchase a Zoo Passport to Adventure on your next visit or purchase one online here!

Funnel Cake Special

Mention this ad and receive FREE strawberry topping with the purchase of Funnel Cake Fries at Riverview Restaurant or Fun Farm Food Stand.

Tiger Cubs on Exhibit!

Our tiger cubs are out on exhibit daily from 9 a.m. to noon! Be sure to stop by for a glimpse, as they romp through their exhibit!


Why not celebrate our tiger cubs with an adoption?! Throughout November, 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 Melanie Weygand on your winning photo!
Hippopotamus are the 3rd largest land mammal species behind the elephant and rhino. You can see our hippopotamus in Africa Live! 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.

Reptile House abounds with baby reptiles!

The Reptile House has been rocking this summer with the birth of many neonates (baby reptiles)! Six emerald alligator lizards were born on May 7th and 16 banded rock rattlesnakes emerged via two separate litters during the month of May as well. One litter occurred on exhibit, much to the delight of some very lucky Zoo guests! What a rare and extremely up-close opportunity! Congratulations to the Reptile Department! 

Don't Miss Black Friday and Cyber Monday Membership specials!

Black Friday Wild Membership Deal! Get the best deal of the year on Friday, November 29, 2013, with our "Thelma & Louise" WILD HOLIDAY SPECIAL! Purchase a Family membership gift certificate for ONLY $56 (that's a 20% discount) and receive a FREE "Thelma & Louise" Tervis® Tumbler (while supplies last). That's a $90 value for ONLY $56. This deal is not available online. Remember, this is a Black Friday offer ONLY!

Cyber Monday Roaring Good Deal!
Want another way to save?! Use the online discount code "CYBER" for a 20% discount on ANY regularly priced membership! Available ONLY for purchases on Monday, December 2, 2013, at www.sazoo.org/become-a-member/. Does not include discounted memberships, including the Senior and Senior Couple levels.

Click here for more Black Friday savings >>

Thank you Zoobilation Ball Donors and Committee!

The Zoo's 31st Annual Zoobilation Ball, "Where the Wild Things Are," presented by        H-E-B and chaired by Karen and Todd Brockwell is November 14th. Our thanks to major donors   H-E-B, Gates Mineral Company LTD, American Airlines, Karen and Tim Hixon, Mays Family Foundation, C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc., The Trust Company, Silver Eagle Distributors, The Scott Petty Foundation, GulfTex Energy II, LP, Columbia IT, and Grady's BBQ.

Click here for more information >>

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Zoo!

The Zoo's holiday elves are busily preparing for the holiday season. Why not make plans for you and your family to join in the holiday fun... it is sure to become a new family tradition! Try our Holiday Express or our new Santa’s Workshop for ages 5-11 yrs.

New Moonlight Movie - What better way to connect with your family, as you chat with Santa and watch a classic holiday movie under the stars! Join us on Saturday, December 21st for this unique opportunity!

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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).

Click here for more information >>

Exciting Zootennial updates!

Zootennial Plaza donors recently gathered for a sneak peek of the Zootennial construction site. With the restaurant well underway, and carousel taking shape, donors seemed quite pleased with the progress! There are plenty of fun donation opportunities left to help fund this amazing project. You too can be a part of Zoo history! For donation opportunities, click here!

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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!.