Situated along the San Antonio River and next to Brackenridge Park, this zoo is considered one of the finest in America, ... More
San Antonio Zoo
Situated along the San Antonio River and next to Brackenridge Park, this zoo is considered one of the finest in America, housing more than 3,500 animals representing more than 700 species. The recently renovated "big cat" exhibit draws big crowds, as does the bird collection, which is one of the largest in the United States. Allow time for wandering aroundeven though there is plenty of directional signage, the exhibits are a confusing maze. San Antonio Zoo offers weekly educational programs and is also available for private events. Call for further information.
I lived in San Antonio,all my life but due to being a military family we move often. So i have seen many zoos. I just want to say that the San Antonio zoo is one of the best in the country. Not the best but pretty close. I love San Antonio and its the best place to visit, the zoo is a must!!!
Loved all the animals, was nicely together didn't have to walk forever inbetween exhibts. Kids didn't get to tired. The only thing that I didn't care to much for was the petting zoo, all they had was one goat to pet. Other then that fantastic time. Price to get in very nice. would go again.
Just got back from a trip to San Antonio. We went to the zoo and was disappointed. I think we are spoiled by the quality of Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. You don't realize what you have until you see what everyone else has. Half of the zoo was under construction and other exhibits were just closed for no apparent reason. I can say they have more birds than any other zoo I have visited but if I saw another bird in a cage I think I was going to pass out. It was so hot. We were hoping to see gorillas and orangs, tigers, lions, giraffes, etc. Did I mention we saw lots of birds!
The San Antonio Zoo is the best zoo I have ever been to. The day we went the temperature soared to 98 degrees with a heat index of 102 :-( Thanks to the wonderful landscaping, the trip was pleasant given the weather. My family really enjoyed seeing the wide range of animals. The staff was very informative. I liked that exhibits were set up for zoo patrons to feel and see a snake skin or bear fur. I have a 2 year old son and there were lots of activities he could participate in at the Tiny Tots section of the zoo. We would definately go again. The train ride is worth the time and money as well. No matter your age I would recommend it to you as well.
We spent a week in San Antonio and going to the zoo was one of my favourite things we did. The butterfly house was amazing. You can walk amoung the butterflies and watch them feed on fruit and flowers. There is another enclosure where parrots are flying around, you buy a small container of nectar for $1.00 and enter. The birds land on your head, shoulder, hand to drink out of the cup. There is a zoo handler there, the birds are not aggressive but very friendly. Bring your camera, it's alot of fun!
Very clean and frindly place to spend the day.
I love taking my kids here especially during the cooler months. I bought a year pass last year and used it sooooo much!! My kids loving going and seeing all the new baby animals, especially the new baby bears they have. They are so cute. The staff there is super friendly. Not a big fan of going during the summer or hotter months. Its gets so hot here and the animals are usually always sleeping. My favorite part of the zoo is Tiny Tot's Nature Spot. Its great for younger kids to run around and learn about all kinds of little things. And for parents to take a break in some the A/C in the indoor learning center.
it is a great zoo the animal encloursoures are a bit not like their natural habittad
like the lion tiger or bears. but the rest agreat my favorite is african plains(although i disagree with the animal space but enclosure was great. my favorite exibits are cat grotto, flaminco pool australian walkabout, amazonia and my favorite AF. plains
We disliked it because of the lack of different species. The walking spaces were poorly done with families in mind. You had to go through small cramped walkways which is nearly impossible with strollers and the crowds of people. There werent even any giraffes at the location. We have been to several zoos across the USA and we would rank this one as the worst. The paths and walkways need to be more opened up and easier accessable with strollers. We would have figured that with a city this size the zoo would be amazing, but we were wrong. We did notice some construction going on so I hope this is to improve the overall zoo experience and to add more animal species.
We loved the zoo and the beautiful butterfly garden. The zoo is so cheap and it's huge so prepare to spend some time there. Parking is free and they have lots of food around the park. Fun for the entire family!
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