Zoo News and Updates


September 2013 E-newsletter

September 2013

Passport to Adventure!

Don't miss your chance to win a dream safari and monthly prizes! Purchase a Zoo Passport to Adventure on your next visit! Or, purchase one online here!

Kids Meal Special

Purchase a Kids Meal and upgrade your drink to a FREE tiger top souvenir cup! Offer not valid at Baraza Café
One cup per purchase please.

Tiger Cubs at the Zoo!

Keep up with the Zoo's newest additions, two fuzzy Sumatran tiger cubs! Though not yet on exhibit, you can see them via a special monitor at the Zoo or click here for photos of them on our Facebook page!


Throughout the month of September, adopt any primate at any level and get a FREE, adorable monkey plush toy!
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 Lauren Garansuay on your winning photo of our juvenile tomistoma located in the Reptile House!
YOUR San Antonio Zoo is home to three tomistoma located in the Reptile House and in the Wetlands! Tomistoma are also called false gharials because of their likeness to gharials found in India and Nepal. Come by and see these rare crocodiles soon! 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.

Improved health care leads to increased life spans in Zoo animals

In a never-ending quest to keep up with the latest medical advances in animal healthcare, Zoos have noticed extended life spans within their animal collection. Animals that may only live a few years in the wild can live for decades in an accredited Zoo that is constantly improving animal healthcare. With an increased life span come age-related issues such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. As an AZA-accredited Zoo, our veterinarians monitor and even prevent some of these diseases simply by performing routine examinations. Your San Antonio Zoo is committed to state-of-the-art medical care for the animals in our collection.

Tony Parker joins Zoo Board!

The newest member of the San Antonio Zoological Society is San Antonio Spur, Tony Parker! Be sure and congratulate him on our Facebook page!

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Awesome events happening at the Zoo!

There's still time to register for the H-E-B 29th “Animal” Zoo Run, happening on Friday, September 6th and Kids' Run on September 7th! Stick around after Kids' Run, as we celebrate Komodo Dragon Day from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.! And don't forget! Zoo Boo on October 30th and 31st! Join us as we celebrate Halloween in a non-scary environment with fun games, trick-or-treating and costume contests! It's the WILDEST Halloween celebration in town!

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Zoo Camp - Extra spaces added!

New for 2013! We’ve added themes to our Tiny Tot Family Campouts! Join us as we explore new night topics like “Eyes in the Dark” and “Bats in our Backyard.” We’ll tour the Zoo after hours, make tasty Smores and meet a special animal up-close! Bring your family and enjoy the outdoors!

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

Join the San Antonio Zoo Director on an amazing trip!

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 being offered from October 30-November 2, 2014, at $1,950 per person (sharing).

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San Antonio Food Bank food drive at the Zoo!

On September 22nd, we will partner with the San Antonio Food Bank for a Food Drive to fight hunger! Bring in five non-perishable food items  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and get half-off Zoo admission! But that's not all! Join us for special animal enrichments, as Zoo animals do their part to fight hunger! You won't want to miss it!

- 10:30 a.m. Africa Live! Aviary birds flock together to fight hunger
- 11:30 a.m. Lucky the elephant stomps out hunger
- 12:30 p.m. Aldabra tortoises take a bite out of hunger

Click here for more information >>



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!.