$8.00 for Adults (ages 13-59)
$7.00 for Seniors (ages 60+)
$5.50 for children (ages 3-12)
Children under 3 free!

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Last admittance at 4 p.m.
Every Thurs. June–August, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Last admittance at 8 p.m.

2070 Zoo Lane, Abilene, TX
(325) 676-6085

Elm Creek Backyard


Wander through Elm Creek Backyard to see the wonders of Texas; everything from native fish, turtles, vultures, cougars, ringtail cats, and river otters. Don’t miss seeing the black footed ferret, one of the most endangered mammals in North America.

Alligator Snapping TurtleBlack Footed Ferret

Black Tailed Prairie Dog

Black Vulture

Blue & Black Grosbeak


Box Turtle

Bull Frog


Chacoan Peccary

Coahuilan Box Turtle

Common Snapping Turtle


Desert King Snake

Flathead Minnow

Franklin’s Gull

Great Plains Skink

Green Winged Teal Duck

Gulf Coast ToadNine Banded Armadillo

North American Black Bear

North American Porcupine

North American River Otter


Ornate Box Turtle

Peregrine Falcon

Plains Leopard Frog

Red Eared Slider

Red-tail Hawk

Ring-neck Dove

Ringtail Cat

Rio Grande Cichlid

Ruddy Duck

Scissor-tail Flycatcher

Striped Skunk

Swainson Hawk

Swift FoxTexas Cooter Turtle

Texas Horned Lizard

Texas Map Turtle

Texas Rat Snake

Texas Spiny Lizard

Texas Tortoise

Timber Rattlesnake

Turkey Vulture

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Western Hognose Snake

Western Kingbird

Wild Turkey

Wood Duck

Woodhouse Toad

Various Seasonal Insects

Yellow Mud Turtle