Roarin' Mornings! Beginning June 1st, Summer Zoo Hours will be 8:00AM-4:00PM

Rizzo Celebrates Her First Birthday

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August 15th, 2023 – Rizzo has made her first trip around the sun! Abilene Zoo is over the moon to be celebrating little Rizzo’s first birthday. In honor of her birthday, one of her keepers, Thalia (who happens to share a birthday with Rizzo), made her a festive, number 1-shaped birthday cake! This cake was […]

Addressing Avian Flu

We are taking precautionary measures, in line with other animal care facilities to our north and here in the State of Texas.

Baby Capybaras Born in July 2022

The Abilene Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of five capybaras on Thursday July, 7, 2022 at 11 AM. This is the litter of capybaras born at the Zoo since September of 2021, when the Zoo welcomed nine capybaras. The five babies were born to mother Daisy, marking her second time having a litter. […]

Lady Bird Released

After weeks of rehabilitation we released Lady Bird, the bald eagle, back into the skies of Texas

Africa Exhibit No Laughing Matter

Abilene, TX- The Abilene Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of two striped hyenas from the Fort Worth Zoo.  A male and female striped hyenas have been, temporarily, relocated from Fort Worth Zoo to the Abilene Zoo. Animal Care Staff will care for the animals for approximately two years, while the Fort Worth Zoo […]

Journey to Madagascar Opens at Abilene Zoo

The Abilene Zoological Society is excited to announce the opening of the newest exhibit series at the Abilene Zoo; Journey to Madagascar. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at noon.

Thrilled Times Three

Abilene, Texas – A third baby giraffe was born at the Abilene Zoo shortly after 8 am on Monday, November 9, 2020. This is the seventh baby giraffe born at the Abilene Zoo since 2016.  The calf weighed in at 124 lbs and 5 ft 6 inches tall and was born to second-time mom, Punk.  […]

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