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Privately-owned wildlife park with 500+ animals, from guinea pigs & peacocks to ring-tailed lemurs.- Google
"Love this intimate and sweet zoo."
"They have an active breeding program for endangered species."
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Mary Peterson
3 months ago
If I could give it 0 stars I would. I'm sure the intentions of the owner were to create a sanctuary, but it looks like this place has gotten out of their control. The cages are filthy. This is not a happy environment for the animals. I had my two yr old grand daughter with me and she said look Nana there is a goat in the tiger cage. It was a GOAT HEAD. Looks like he is feeding the "rescued" goats to the tiger. Nice. The bear that's "endangered" lives in a cage that's too small. Its like cages are randomly set up, no order, lemurs next to its natural enemy, so on and so forth. Too sad to list them all. Someone please rescue these animals!!
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Antonio Gutierrez
10 months ago
This Zoo reminds me of a movie scene. It is an awesome place to visit if you are in the Austin area. Don't miss the talking bird! He whistles and says I Love You! Lots of animals to see once you get inside! I'm going to ask if I can feed those cute little Lemurs next time...Seen a picture in the website.. This is one awesome experience for kids. I wish more people knew about this zoo, These people caring for the animals are dedicated .
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Kayte Wanko
9 months ago
Great zoo with a lot of really neat animals. Perfect size
S Olney
a year ago
Love this intimate and sweet zoo. They have an active breeding program for endangered species. My son asks to visit every three weeks or so.
Kelley Bentley
2 months ago
Save your time and money and go visit the Austin Zoo instead. How is this place still open? You get the sense that at some point the owners really did want to open a nice small zoo but then it just fell apart. For one thing, its price for the animals you see is ridiculous and they charge 2 dollars to pay with a credit card for any amount. Something like that really should have been listed on their website. Had I known that I would have pulled out cash before heading over. This place is completely run down and the animals cages are tiny and not cleaned well at all. Some even had holes in their cheap chicken wire. Not exactly up to code. They only have a few exhibits and the animals all looked extremely unhealthy and miserable. I'm really surprised they've been allowed to keep their animals. Honestly only the camel looked comfortable. The one tiger and one lion had TINY cages and their fur was in terrible condition. Also, Peacocks run loose everywhere which seems like it would make a lovely picture except that they had crapped all over the picnic tables and chairs making them all completely unusable. The paths are overgrown and everything is falling apart. This place really should be shut down and the animals sent to an actual zoo and not live in tiny cages in someone's backyard!
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Hortense Flexner
2 years ago
We LOVED this place!! Granted, we had to drive out into the middle of nowhere to find it,so the gravel road was not a surprise to us. Nor were the rustic accomodations or the trails/paths themselve; they were clearly marked and wide enough to allow multiple groups moving at the same pace. The animals appeared VERY well taken care of, and we noticed food and water out in all the enclosures. Even so, most of the animals LOVED the food we purchased on site and my only regret is we didn't purchase enough! (We won't make that same mistake on our next visit!) We encountered multiple staff members and they all took time to share their knowledge with us and were super friendly and nice. Other visitors would stop to chat and the children had such a wonderful time running from enclosure to enclosure. If you want a great family (or individual) experience, head on out to the Capital of Texas Zoo: you won't regret it if you go with the flow!
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Kairi Ketchum
2 years ago
I am used to small zoos and understand that this a privately owned one, but was a little sad to see the animal enclosures so small. The bear there had a cage the size of a bedroom compared to the much larger areas for the deer/goats. There were several animals that had dry water bowls and the bird enclosure with the 20+ blue and green birds in it must have had a hole in the netting because two of the birds were out of the cage sitting on top of it. It was nice to see the new young Hippo and the white tiger and our favorite part by far was the Guinea Pigs!! We LOVED the tons of guinea pigs (though some were visibly in rough shape due to others biting their ears and such). All in all, we liked the animals there but wished that they had the resources to make them more comfortable.
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James Kupfer
2 years ago
I enjoy going to zoos - good ones that is - so this is not the review of a "zoo hater." Visiting this "zoo" was a disturbing experience for and my wife because this place pales in comparison to what I would expect of any reputable zoo where all the animals receive decent care and housing. The conditions that some of these animals were living were deplorable...not living in their own feces deplorable, but horrible none-the-less.. There were many examples we noticed of animals in habitats that were clearly too small for them, even by zoo standards. Two animals in particular were in enclosures that were literally not twice as big as they were. If you are going in part to experience the "petting zoo" part of this zoo it is not worth the effort. With the exception of the bird habitat where you can get up close to the birds, all the regular animals that are part of a normal petting zoo like goats and pigs are behind wire mesh gates. Your kids will be able to reach their fingers through to feed the animals, but that will be the extent of their contact. And somebody might want to let the zookeepers know that "commercially available food" is not what guinea pigs in the wild eat. Seriously, that is what the information sign listed as their natural food source. To be fare, my kids had a fine time and there are a decent variety of animals. And the animals that are big attractions - like the lion, etc. - seems to be well cared for. That said, I'll never go back to this zoo again.
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