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San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is home to over 8,500 animals representing 779 species of animals on 56 acres. More than 1,000,000 guests visit the San Antonio Zoo annually - 13,155 of those being children participating in education programs and 80,000 school children coming on field trips.

It is the mission of the San Antonio Zoological Society to foster appreciation and concern for all living things.

We are dedicated to providing:
    The highest standards of care for our animal and plant collections.
    A diverse educational and high quality recreational experience for all visitors.
    All the resources at our disposal for conservation of the Earths flora and fauna.

Here is a list of some of our Current Exhibits:

Cold Blooded Giants
This year, we are highlighting the ZOO's FANTASTIC collection of giant reptiles and amphibians. YOUR San Antonio Zoo has many of the longest, largest, and heaviest cold-blooded critter in the World!

Africa Live
The spirit of Africa is unmistakable at the San Antonio Zoo. Africa Live! The Zoos newest exhibit presents an amazing opportunity for Zoo visitors to actually experience the world of Africa - its plants, animals, and people. As home to some of the world's most extraordinary animals, Africa is a continent like no other.Because more animals are threatened by loss of habitat than any other factor, it is especially important for people to view these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Few people will have the opportunity to travel to the continent of Africa. It is our goal to transport Zoo visitors into this majestic land.


Butterflies! Caterpillar Flight School
Visitors experience a spectacular butterfly garden where they are immersedin a lush butterfly habitat surrounded by hundreds of butterflies moving freelythroughout the exhibit. Fifteen to 20 species of butterflies delight gueststhrough intimate interaction. These beautiful, colorful creatures are curious, approachable and often rest on visitors as they stroll through the garden.
Guests go home with a greater understanding of these fragile, beautiful butterflies, and a deeper appreciation for the importance of maintaining their habitat to ensure their survival.

 The Kronkoskys Tiny Tot Nature Spot

During each and every visit, children will be immersed in nature experiences that encourage the senses, as well as the sense of discovery. Whether feeding the fish, uncovering pretend tortoise eggs, wading in the stream, holding a worm, climbing like a monkey, creating a leaf collage, looking for insects, floating twigs down the stream or meeting a frog for the very first time, each experience will enhance the child's emotional, physical, and social development., Kronkosky's Tiny Tot Nature Spot will not only help develop physical social, cognitive, and emotional awareness, but also environmental consciousness, and that benefits everyone.

Lory Landing
An Australian rainforest environment that engages Zoo guests with hundreds ofbrightly colored, nectar-eating lorikeets. Visitors come in close contact with thesebeautiful and gregarious small parrots. Guests can purchase a cup of nectar from which the lorikeets feed while perched on a their hand or while resting on theirshoulder.

To find out more about the San Antonio Zoo and all it has to offer, visit our website.




 
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