Transforming communities locally and globally. Promoting conservation in your own backyard. From saving species to changing lives, caring commitment, and courage is needed. The fight that’s in Edward is in every one of us.Donate
The Abilene Zoo is committed to ensuring that endangered species have a future in the wild. Introducing West Texas to animals from around the world is a direct way to make an impact. Our guests and supporters join the Zoo in making a difference with every visit and dollar spent. Funds raised go directly to field conservation projects worldwide.Donate Explore our Conservation Efforts
Helping Big Country Birds in a Big Way! The principal bird rehabilitation unit for the Big Country is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm. Call 325-437-4941 for updates and information.Learn More
From Events to Zoo Teens, Internships, or signing up a group or organization: there are plenty of ways to get involved at your zoo. Volunteers support every department of the zoo including animal care, education, and guest services. Volunteering at the zoo is a big commitment.Apply Now
The Abilene, Texas community is deeply involved with the Abilene Zoo. In fact, the Abilene community build the foundation of this zoo. Many individuals and multiple organizations have helped the zoo. A long time ago an Abilienian used to save wild animals in the wild from poachers and have them shipped to Abilene. For organization examples, the Abilene Junior League donated the 1st flock of flamingoes. Another organization example is Leadership Abilene. They helped fundraise money to get a lone male giraffe a female for a mate.
Have you been seeing some funny looking birds passing through Abilene?
If you’ve driven anywhere in Abilene you’ve seen a Great-tailed Grackle walking in a parking lot, front yard, or park. These abundant black birds are either loved for their loud social calls or hated for their love of agricultural fields and products.
This Alligator is ready for the Abilene Zoo’s 55th Anniversary
Albert the Alligator, a resident of the Abilene Zoo since 1966, is scheduled for a medical examination due to prolonged lethargic activity and inappetence.
Have you ever wondered about the Abilene Zoo Bird Rehabilitation Center’s patients?