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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Austin Zoo

Did you know Austin has a zoo?! Most people don't. Austin Zoo and Sanctuary is small, but a really great place to go if you don't want to go all the way to Dallas or Houston.  The roosters, peacocks, turkeys, and some other birds get to roam around inside the zoo's fenced in area.  I was told by Toni, one of the zoo employees, that all of the animals are rescued from homes, and other locations where they're not taken care of.  She told us that some of the newest lions (not yet on display) are just getting used to their home, and in their previous location, they never knew what it was to step on grass.  Thanks to the Austin Zoo, all of these animals are much happier.  She even told me that one of the roosters, was named Highstepper, for the way he walked.  I thought was such a fitting name, after I saw him walk.  He walked like he was practicing for a chorus line!  Haha.  My favorite was the humungous turtle. I swear, I wanted to take him home with me, or pet him, both of which wouldn't have been such great ideas.  But he was so very adorable!

If you're looking for a zoo, that's close to Austin, come check out this place! As Toni said, every time you walk in that door, you support the animals, and everyone can agree that this reason alone is reason enough.
 10807 Rawhide Trail  Austin, TX 78736 
 (512) 288-149



Ewwww! Turtle toe nails!

The goats saw me with food in hand a mile away.

The goose who tried to eat my phone. He must not like photos.

1 comment:

  1. Aw this makes me want to go soooo bad. I love that goose too!