Zoo

Houston Metro zoo listings go beyond the Houston Metro area to include listings for much of Texas.

Houston
Zoo
(Houston, TX) – Founded in 1922, the ever-evolving Houston Zoo is an exciting recreational destination and a unique educational resource serving 1.4 million guests annually. Set in a lush 55-acre landscape, the Zoo is home to more than 3,100 exotic animals representing more than 500 species (view a map of the Zoo grounds). Operated by the not-for-profit Houston Zoo, Inc., the Houston Zoo is dedicated to conserving endangered species, to providing engaging educational opportunities, and to creating stimulating exhibits that broaden the experiences of our guests and encourage their curiosity.

Austin
Zoo
(Austin, TX) – Hangin’ around with our wild bunch is
fun for the whole family. At Austin Zoo, both adults and kids can enjoy
our Hill Country setting and experience a close-up visit with animals from
around the world.  Austin Zoo serves as a sanctuary for our animal
residents and visitors alike; providing an atmosphere for fun, living and
learning.

Dallas Zoo
(Dallas, TX)- The Dallas Zoo was founded in 1888 and currently
has 95 acres of natural habitats. Key exhibits include the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo with interactive, educational exhibits for toddlers to
pre-teens; the ExxonMobil Endangered Tiger Habitat with Indochinese and Sumatran tigers; and the 25-acre Wilds of Africa with the Jake L. Hamon
Gorilla Conservation Research Center and Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest.
The zoo participates in national Species Survival Plans for 33 species, including gorillas, tigers, chimps, lemurs, okapis and Bali mynahs and is
located three miles south of downtown Dallas on Interstate-35E at the Marsalis Avenue exit.

The Dallas World Aquarium & Zoological Garden
(Dallas, TX) – The aquarium portion features approximately 85,000
gallons of beautiful saltwater exhibits. A 22,000 gallon walk-through
tunnel offers a panoramic view of reef life around the Continental Shelf.
The Predators exhibit is filled with Green moray eels, a Mottled grouper,
a Black tip  shark   and  Lionfish. Ten viewing
windows present marine life from around the world — Palau, Southern
Australia, Banggai Island, Lord Howe Island, Solomon Islands, Fiji,
Bahamas, Red Sea, British Columbia and Tasmania. Stingrays, endangered
Green sea turtles, tiny Banggai Island cardinalfish, giant Tridacna clams
and rare Leafy seadragons are only a few of the intriguing animals. The
Cape of Good Hope exhibit, a 30,000 gallon outdoor habitat, is home to an
entertaining colony of tropical Black-footed penguins.

Cameron
Park Zoo
(Waco, TX) – Cameron Zoo’s award-winning
natural-habitat zoo celebrates the spirit of wild animals with its
free-form surroundings and progressive attitude. The lush grasses, immense
ponds, and natural shelters provided for the animals create an at home
feel for species from around the globe. In the Cameron Park Zoo you’ll
see tortoises from the Galapagos Islands, orangutans from Indonesia, and
birds from Africa. The Herpetarium takes you into a world of waterfalls
and crocodiles and spiders and plants—all colorfully and thoroughly
explained by educational plaques throughout the exhibit. Besides the
animals in the Cameron Park Zoo, children love the play areas, where they
can run across wooden bridges, frolic in a fountain to cool off from the
Texas heat, crawl through a giant snake, take in the view from a tree house,
and play with live animals in the contact area next to the Ranch House.

Fort Worth Zoo (Fort Worth, TX)- Visit the Fort Worth Zoo and see more than
5000 exotic and native animals in beautifully landscaped natural habitats. The Fort Worth
Zoo, established in 1909, is the oldest continuous zoo site in Texas and one of the top
zoos in the nation.

WhoZoo (Fort Worth, TX)- The web site features pictures and information about
the animals that can be seen at the Fort Worth Zoo.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (Glen
Rose, TX
)- Take a
leisurely drive through Africa right in the heart of Texas at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.
You’ll see giraffes, ostriches and zebras, to name a few, who sometimes poke their heads
right in your window! Spend hours enjoying close encounters with endangered and exotic
wildlife such as addax antelope, reticulated giraffe, and Grant’s zebra. Set your own pace
through the 9.5 mile paved scenic drive observing the animals wild and uninhibited just as
nature intended. Located in North Central Texas, three miles southwest of Glen Rose off
Highway 67, Fossil Rim is an easy drive from surrounding major cities. Just a one hour
drive from Fort Worth, one and one half hour from Dallas, and less than two hours from
Waco.

Oklahoma City Zoo (Oklahoma City, OK)- Established in 1904, the Oklahoma City Zoo is
the oldest zoo in the Southwest. Situated on over 110 beautifully landscaped acres, the
Zoo is home to nearly 2,300 animals representing over 600 different species. We are one of
the nation’s largest and best zoological parks and are fully accredited by the American
Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). Numerous picnic areas and scenic gardens provide
visitors with ample opportunities to relax and savor a day with nature.

San Antonio Zoo (San Antonio, TX)- With over 3,000 animals representing 700
species, The San Antonio Zoo maintains one of the largest animal collections in the United
States. Located in Brackenridge Park, the Zoo is situated at the headwaters of the San
Antonio River, and is surrounded by scenic limestone cliffs. The San Antonio Zoological
Gardens & Aquarium has been serving the citizens and tourists of San Antonio at its
site on north St. Mary’s Street in San Antonio since 1914. The Zoo is owned by the City;
however, it has been operated under contract by the San Antonio Zoological Society since
1929 as an important community resource for family recreation, environmental awareness,
and zoological education.

Sea World
(San Antonio, TX)- SeaWorld San Antonio, the world’s largest (250
acres) marine life adventure park and family entertainment showplace,
presents a splashy lineup of more than 25 sensational shows, thrilling
rides, animal attractions and educational experiences for all ages. It’s
actually four parks in one: a show park, a rides and slides park, a water
park and an amazing animals park. SeaWorld San Antonio offers something for
everyone.

Moody Gardens
(Galveston, TX) – Moody Gardens invites guests to dive into four
oceans of the world. Explore the complex beauty and seemingly endless
species of marine life in the North Pacific, South pacific, South Atlantic
and Caribbean at the Aquarium at Moody Gardens. Large touch tanks and jewel
tanks will provide and a variety of unique viewing opportunities will
submerse visitors in the vivid beauty of the ocean world and provide
underwater classrooms and learning opportunities for people of all ages.

The
Texas Zoo
(Victoria, TX)- Established in 1976, The Texas Zoo
is young and growing. The Zoo’s collection consists exclusively of animals
indigenous to Texas and offers the only opportunity for many people to
observe native Texas wildlife at close range. In 1984, the Texas Legislature
recognized the Zoo’s unique concept and contributions to wildlife
conservation by proclaiming the Texas Zoo to be "The National Zoo of
Texas".