About the Zoo

The Abilene Zoo isĀ a place of learning and adventure, where families make memories, share the joy of discovery and become inspired to preserve wildlife.


Black & White Ruffed Lemur


Who We Are

Our current location at Grover Nelson Park was founded July 2, 1966, but the original zoo at now Rose park dates back to 1919.

We are a 501 (c3) supported by the City of Abilene.


Where We Are

The Zoo is located at 2070 Zoo Lane in Abilene Texas. Situated right next to Grover Nelson Park, the open air setting hosts 600 animals, a safari train, giraffe feeding terrace, educational classes, concessions & more.