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San Antonio Zoo introduces new tiger named Jeda
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo has a new big cat to introduce to the Alamo City. Jeda, a 3-year-old, 260-pound tiger, will soon enjoy his new surrounding at the Big Cat Valley, zoo officials said in a news release on Tuesday. Jeda, a 3-year-old, 260-pound tiger, has joined the San Antonio Zoo. (Courtesy, San Antonio Zoo)Jeda, a 3-year-old, 260-pound tiger, has joined the San Antonio Zoo. (Courtesy, San Antonio Zoo)Read also:
Sheriff Woody toy found at San Antonio Zoo reunited with owner, officials say
San Antonio Zoo’s Curt the bear now has a friend in Sheriff Woody after he was found in his habitat on Sunday. (Credit: SA Zoo)SAN ANTONIO – Update:It’s a happy ending for Sheriff Woody, who was found at San Antonio Zoo. Original:San Antonio Zoo’s Curt the bear now has a friend in Sheriff Woody after he was found in his habitat on Sunday. The Sheriff Woody toy was likely left behind on accident from a family, according to zoo officials. More on KSAT:New Dragon Forest experience opens at San Antonio ZooSan Antonio Zoo takes in confiscated tiger cub, bobcat
H-E-B employees get free zoo admission, discounts for guests March 20-28
SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B employees get free admission to the zoo with discounts for guests during the San Antonio Zoo’s H-E-B Partners Appreciation Week March 20-28. Each employee can receive a free standard admission ticket, plus 50% off standard admission for up to four guests on the same day. To qualify, a person must be a current employee of H-E-B and must present a valid and current H-E-B ID. “Texans are afforded a Texas size level of comfort in times of need simply by having H-E-B by our side and H-E-B’s Partners work tirelessly and selflessly to provide for Texans in good times and in bad.” said Tim Morrow, president & CEO of San Antonio Zoo, in a press release. “H-E-B has also been a longtime supporter of San Antonio Zoo, and by sponsoring the zoo’s hand sanitizing stations throughout the pandemic, it has helped us to operate in the safest way possible.”Also on KSAT:
San Antonio Zoo takes in confiscated tiger cub, bobcat
A bobcat about five years old and a tiger cub believed to be 13 weeks old are being cared for at the San Antonio Zoo after they were confiscated at a Southeast Side home. Courtesy: San Antonio Zoo. SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo has become the temporary home for a tiger cub and bobcat confiscated Tuesday by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. AdThis is the third tiger sighting/case in San Antonio and Bexar County in the last six weeks. “Illegal animal trafficking is a global problem, and obviously San Antonio is not immune to this,” said San Antonio Zoo President and CEO Tim Morrow.
New Dragon Forest experience opens at San Antonio Zoo
SAN ANTONIO – For the first time, the San Antonio Zoo is utilizing its property on the west side of 281 for its new attraction, “Dragon Forest.”This new immersive experience features 15 different dragons in an enchanted land. They bring a completely unique dynamic to the animal world, and I know all who visit are going to be blown away!”Map to Dragon Forest, courtesy San Antonio Zoo (San Antonio Zoo)While inside the Dragon Forest guests will also get to enjoy renaissance fair-themed food, merchandise and entertainment. The Dragon Forest experience is now open daily during Spring Break and then every weekend from March 27 until May 31, and daily from June 4 through August 22. Admission to this attraction is separate from Zoo Admission it is $10 for non-zoo members and $8 for zoo members. AdYou can visit the San Antonio Zoo’s website for more information.
Ready to party like an animal?
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo has transformed for Jungle Boogie Break. Bring the whole family for live music, dance parties, food and drinks! The zoo will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Watch the video above for a taste of the action, and click here for more information on Jungle Boogie Break at the San Antonio Zoo.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, March 5, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m., spring break treats, San Antonio’s newest downtown hotel, sewing projects, a Texas Eats preview and more. The San Antonio Zoo is gearing up for spring break with its Jungle Boogie Break! Abby’s Attic Sewing School will teach Mike and Jen about its spring break sewing camp for the kiddos, and Ice Ice Baby is bringing some cool spring break treats you can enjoy with your family. Posted by SA Live on Friday, March 5, 2021SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
As seen on SA Live - Wednesday, March 3, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m., spring break ideas from a San Antonio mom and author, Wild Wednesday, a bacon-wrapped burger and more. We’re getting into spring break mode with the San Antonio Zoo! Need more spring break ideas? San Antonio mom and author Christie Cuthbert has you covered. Jen is catching up with Jamie Kern Lima, author of “Believe It: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable.”AdTony Chachere’s is sharing a mouth-watering burger recipe this Burger Week for bacon-wrapped burgers.
San Antonio Zoo welcomes new rhino to the Savanna habitat
Courtesy - San Antonio Zoo New rhino named Stormy will now call the San Antonio Zoo home. A week after a winter storm hit San Antonio, another storm has arrived -- a rhino named Stormy. The southern white rhino came from the North Carolina Zoo and joins the San Antonio Zoo’s two other female rhinos. “We are thrilled about Stormy’s arrival,” President & CEO of San Antonio Zoo, Tim Morrow said. “San Antonio Zoo was the first facility in the Americas to successfully birth a rhino in 1972.
Papa John’s steps up to serve community by donating pizzas to SA Zoo employees, Cortland View at TPC Apartments
To ensure the community had a place to find a warm meal, Papa John’s franchise owners in San Antonio stepped up and flew in an emergency truck driver from Phoenix to Dallas to deliver food to San Antonio stores. The well pump is responsible for the water supply for many animal habitats in the zoo this same water eventually flows into the San Antonio Riverwalk, stated the San Antonio Zoo. Roth mentioned how the challenging road conditions were also a struggle, and made it difficult for essential zoo crew to commute to work. “Thank you in advance for your generous contributions,” stated the San Antonio Zoo. From left to right: Cortland View at TPC office manager stands with Papa John's San Antonio employee.
Non-profits and small businesses team up to help feed people and protect animals
SAN ANTONIO – In times of need, it’s no surprise many non-profits and small businesses in San Antonio join hands to make sure no one is left out. And when it comes to animals in San Antonio, The San Antonio Zoo is lending a helping hand to the Primarily Primates sanctuary in Leon Springs. “We took in some of their primates and put them where we could, including offices at the zoo,” CEO of the San Antonio Zoo, Tim Morrow said. The San Antonio Food Bank has set up weekend emergency food distribution sites. Montgomery Rd., is also teaming up with the San Antonio Food Bank to give away food boxes this Saturday, February 20, from 9 - 11 a.m. Click here to register.
San Antonio Zoo takes on ‘The Big Move’ during record cold
SAN ANTONIO – About 100 reptiles, fish and birds were among those that San Antonio Zoo staff spent several hours Monday moving indoors. With no power, there was no warm water in their ponds. She said many of them rely on warm water to protect their immune system from infection or illness. But now, thanks to a generator for the water pump, donated by Holt Cat and Texas First Rentals. They’ll be returned to where they were as soon as it gets warmer, probably the middle of next week, said Hope Roth, spokeswoman for the San Antonio Zoo.
12 animals at San Antonio sanctuary die during deep freeze
A woman walks through falling snow in San Antonio, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Primarily Primates on Wednesday said the animals, including monkeys, lemurs and one chimpanzee, died, as the 78-acre sanctuary has been without electricity since Monday morning. Officials said she “was young at heart, outgoing and spirited.”The sanctuary houses hundreds of animals, including 32 chimpanzees, for life. The animals, the majority of them being primates, were rescued from research and entertainment industries. Since then, staff and volunteers worked around the clock to evacuate animals from the sanctuary and keep the ones that remained safe and warm.
San Antonio Zoo seeking necessities for animal sanctuary as severe winter weather continues
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is asking the community for help in gathering items needed for the Primarily Primates Animal Sanctuary. The nonprofit sanctuary, located in Leon Springs, has had power outages due to the severe winter weather, which has had devastating effects on the animals in its care. The sanctuary is looking for donations that include:BlanketsFlashlightsPropane TanksGeneratorsHeatersDog and cat carriersOfficials with Primarily Primates is asking that donations be brought to 26099 Dull Knife Trail only if it is safe for drivers to do so.
Admission to San Antonio Zoo is $8 on Friday for locals
SAN ANTONIO – If you can brave the cold temperatures on Friday, you can get into the San Antonio Zoo for half-price for locals day. Admission is regularly $17.50 for adults and $14.25 for children ages 3 to 11, but the price will drop to $8 per person on Friday. San Antonio Zoo frequently hosts locals day events for residents of San Antonio. “The deep discount will allow for even more people to learn how the zoo combines conservation, animal care, and education to secure a future for wildlife,” according to zoo officials. San Antonio Zoo hours are available here.
ACS warns against having tigers in the city after one was found in someone’s backyard
We don’t have a credible location for the tiger just yet,” said Shannon Sims, interim director for ACS. “I was searching, and then my little cousin was like, ‘I think that is a tiger over there,’” Cruz said. However, in the city of San Antonio, they are forbidden.”Sims said there is a reason why these kinds of animals are forbidden in the city. Rob Coke, director of veterinary care with the San Antonio Zoo, agrees, saying tigers are unpredictable. “There are many cases out there where people have tigers because they are so cute at first,” Coke said.
You can book a free stay in a dumpster for your ex on Valentine’s Day
Are you looking to get sweet yet discreet revenge on your ex this Valentine’s Day? You can reserve an exclusive overnight stay for your ex in a dumpster this year and put them “right where they belong,” while you have the chance to stay in a luxurious penthouse suite, according to Hotels.com’s seasonal promotion. Of course, the dumpster stay is figurative, but you still make the booking online and have a chance at winning an overnight stay for yourself. Fifteen people will win $300 Hotel.com gift codes in the promotion, which can be put toward an overnight stay at a hotel of your choosing. RELATED: San Antonio Zoo is helping scorned exes on Valentine’s Day with cringe-worthy fundraiser
San Antonio doctor raising funds to provide lunches for volunteers at Alamodome vaccine site
A San Antonio doctor is raising funds to provide daily lunches to the 150 volunteers at the Alamodome COVID vaccine site. Through that mission, Dr. Francisco Arredondo is also aiming to help local restaurants and the San Antonio Zoo by providing them business during the pandemic-caused shutdown. “Restaurants including Fralo’s Pizza and a local Subway have already pitched in with discounted meals, just as San Antonio Zoo’s catering team did this weekend,” Arredondo said in a statement. This collective effort to make sure everyone is vaccinated is the first step to constructing a new way of life. Let’s build a better San Antonio!”RELATED: How to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in San Antonio when appointments are available
San Antonio’s best Bernie Sanders memes after inauguration photo goes viral
SAN ANTONIO – If you’ve been on social media since Wednesday’s inauguration, you’ve probably scrolled past many memes of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Some of San Antonio’s landmark entities, trendy restaurants and even universities have joined the Sanders meme train and people are loving it. Screenshot of Bernie Sanders photoshopped at the Alamo. Posted by San Antonio Museum of Art on Thursday, January 21, 2021Perfect day for social distancing Posted by Hemisfair on Thursday, January 21, 2021Only San Antonio folks will get it. RELATED: Bernie Sanders and his mittens launch inauguration memes
San Antonio Zoo is helping scorned exes on Valentine’s Day with cringe-worthy fundraiser
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is helping scorned exes with its second annual “Cry me a Cockroach” fundraising event. The rats will be fed to the zoo’s reptiles so if your ex was a snake this could be a good option. Birds, reptiles, and mammals from San Antonio Zoo will chow down on your symbolic exes and other people who you’ve decided are worthy of the dishonor. Zoo officials said that the purchase of a cockroach, rat, or veggie will help fund the expansion of the jaguar habitat with a connected overhead catwalk. Click here to purchase a rat, cockroach or veggie to be fed to the animals on Valentine’s Day.
San Antonio Zoo pays tribute to animal lover Betty White on 99th birthday
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is honoring OG Golden Girl Betty White on her 99th birthday, complete with signs and cheesy sayings! Betty White turned 99 on Sunday and the zoo took to social media to say “Thank you for being a friend to animals and zoos!”From our Golden Girls and all of us at San Antonio Zoo to the OG Golden Girl Betty White, HAPPY 99th BIRTHDAY!!! Posted by San Antonio Zoo on Sunday, January 17, 2021“From our Golden Girls and all of us at San Antonio Zoo to the OG Golden Girl Betty White, HAPPY 99th BIRTHDAY,” The Zoo said on Facebook. The San Antonio Zoo answered White with some of their own ducks as well. RELATED: Betty White marks 99th birthday Sunday; up late as she wants
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San Antonio Zoo’s Timothy the hippo goes viral for leaping like a dolphin
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s celebrity hippo is making national headlines once again this year. Timothy the hippo, housed at the San Antonio Zoo, decided he “would rather dolphin than hippo” in a video posted on social media earlier this week. Timothy decided he would rather dolphin than hippo Posted by San Antonio Zoo on Wednesday, December 16, 2020Since the video was shared to Facebook, it now has 849 likes and 40,000 views and counting. Other news outlets have since picked up Timothy’s video, including Yahoo! RELATED: SA’s Timothy the hippo misses Fiona, seeing zoo visitors amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Blue dragons showed up on Texas beaches this year, along with a mysterious creature that officials at Padre Island National Seashore couldn’t quite identify. Beautiful but dangerous blue dragons discovered on Texas beach are ‘rare find’Aye there be dragons at the beach - but not the scale-covered kind from fairy tales of old. Nope, these are blue glaucaus, a type of nudibranch or sea slug and officials at Padre Island National Seashore called them a “rare find.”3. Once in a lifetime opportunity lest you drive through the San Antonio ZooFor the first time in history, guests were able to drive through the San Antonio Zoo in a motor vehicle. Man captures heart-stopping video of San Antonio Thunderbirds flyover from top of 500-foot towerWatching the Thunderbirds fly over San Antonio was cool but this guy got to watch it from 500-feet in the air.
San Antonio’s most popular hippo officially has his own mural at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
SAN ANTONIO – The most popular hippopotamus in all of San Antonio officially has his own mural... made of LEGOS that is. The San Antonio Zoo announced Saturday that its very own Timothy the hippo has his own mural at LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio as part of LEGOLAND’s annual Holiday Bricktacular event. Timothy now has HIS OWN MURAL at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio! You can visit the real Timothy at the SA Zoo, or view the mural at LEGOLAND from now until Jan. 4. To learn more about LEGOLAND’s holiday bricktacular, click here.
Walk through Starry Safari at the annual San Antonio Zoo Lights
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is bringing back the annual Zoo Lights holiday celebration and this year it also includes LEGO brick sculptures. All of the different areas of the zoo have been transformed for the holidays and tricked out in festive holiday lights. Whataburger Zoo Lights is included with standard zoo admission and free for annual pass holders and members. More than 95% of the zoo light displays are made using LED lights which are energy efficient and require a fraction of the electricity compared to regular incandescent lights, zoo officials said. The San Antonio Zoo is located at 3903 N St. Mary’s Street and is open seven days a week.
For first time in 132-year history, you can drive through Dallas Zoo
You’ll get the chance this year at Dallas Zoo, the oldest and largest zoo in Texas. Earlier this year, the San Antonio Zoo also hosted a drive-thru zoo experience for guests. The Dallas drive-thru zoo experience is open on 36 select nights starting Friday, Nov. 3, and ending Jan. 3. Click here to see an online calendar of dates when the Dallas Zoo lights will be lit up. “While times may vary, the estimated time to drive through the Dallas Zoo Lights experience is 25-30 minutes,” zoo officials said on the website, and “there may be a wait to enter the experience during peak hours and on popular nights.”
Animals free to roam between Savanna habitats for first time in San Antonio Zoo history
SAN ANTONIO – It’s a first in the 106-year history of the San Antonio Zoo - the rhinos now have access to the entirely redesigned Savanna and can roam the giraffe yard. The zoo’s Savanna exhibit is home to giraffes, zebras, ostriches, rhinoceroses, and other African species. Thanks to a redesign effort that started in 2015, the animals are now free to roam between two previously-separated habitats thanks to the Savanna Crossing. The crossing is a connection point between the two Savanna habitats that has been in use for decades for vehicle access, zoo officials said. The two rhinos who call San Antonio Zoo home, Reyna and West, were given access through the crossing on Monday and were “just peeking” before having explored the entire area by Tuesday, officials said.
As seen on SA Live - Wednesday, November 4, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today on SA Live, Wild Wednesday and festivals at the San Antonio Zoo! Plus, how to make your own museum, helping our furry friends and veterans and more. Jen’s at the San Antonio Zoo for Wild Wednesday! SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
Tallest, rarest birds in North America sighted in Texas
PORT ARANSAS, Texas – Whooping cranes, the tallest and rarest birds in North America, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife officials, have been spotted along the Texas coast. According to Harrell, the drought much of Texas is experiencing makes the birds' migration harder. Whooping cranes are sometimes found in mixed flocks with sandhill cranes, which are gray and slightly smaller. The public can help track whooping cranes by reporting sightings to TPWD’s Whooper Watch - a citizen-science based reporting system that tracks whooping crane migration and wintering locations throughout Texas. Related:Habitat for endangered whooping crane opens at San Antonio ZooSan Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld featured in new Helen Mirren-narrated documentary ‘Escape From Extinction’Habitat for endangered whooping crane opens at San Antonio Zoo
Free candy anyone? San Antonio Zoo hosts Día De Candy, will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters
SAN ANTONIO – Halloween may have ended yesterday, but San Antonio ghosts, ghouls and candy lovers can still rake in free candy at the San Antonio Zoo’s Día De Candy event. The zoo will pass out free candy to attendees, who can then watch their favorite animals play or eat pumpkins in the zoo’s “pumpkin bash.”Zoo visitors are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes or to dress in traditional Día De Los Muertos face paint and attire. Face painting will also be available on site, according to event officials. The pumpkin bash and other events are included in the price of admission to the zoo. The following is the schedule for the pumpkin bash and Día De Candy event:Pumpkin Bash Schedule10:30 AM: Lions10:50 AM: Rhinos11:05 AM: Elephants11:30 AM: Aldabra Tortoises11:00 AM: Cowboy’s Dance Party2:00 PM: Cowboy’s Dance Party3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Día De Candy Pass OutRelated: ‘On a Stick!’ festival at San Antonio Zoo will celebrate all the festivals you missed in 2020
Wild Wednesday: There’s still time to catch Zoo Boo!
SAN ANTONIO – There’s still time to check out Zoo Boo! at the San Antonio Zoo. Kids may not be going door-to-door for candy this year, but they can trick-or-treat for free at the zoo during Zoo Boo! is included with zoo standard admission and free for zoo annual pass holders and monthly members. Every Friday thru October 30, people can trick-or-treat from the comfort of their own vehicles with trick-or-treat stations sponsored by H-E-B during Drive Thru Zoo Boo!
As seen on SA Live - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today on SA Live — Fall is here and we share a few ways to freshen up your home for the season and the movies to get you into the Halloween spirit with lifestyle expert Evette Rios. Check out the San Antonio Zoo, they have a great special for locals who want to check out Zoo Boo and we’ve got the experts showing you how to turn your pumpkins into a beautiful succulent garden from the San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society. For more information on Day of The Dead celebrations in San Antonio click here. SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
'On a Stick!’ festival at San Antonio Zoo will celebrate all the festivals you missed in 2020
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is hosting “On a Stick! Festivals You Missed” in November to celebrate all the annual festivals Texans missed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. General admission tickets will be $25 and VIP admission will be $75 for the adult-only night. Zoo officials said there will be three festival realms: Enjoy Zoo Fiesta, State Fair, and Croctoberfest. Zoo admission required for entry and food and beverage tickets are $1 each.
San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld featured in new Helen Mirren-narrated documentary ‘Escape From Extinction’
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo and SeaWorld are featured in a new conservation documentary called “Escape From Extinction” which is narrated by Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren. American Humane’s inaugural feature-length documentary shows the efforts being taken by accredited zoos and aquariums to preserve millions of species threatened with mass extinction, according to San Antonio Zoo officials. “San Antonio is home to two zoological institutions that are significantly contributing to the conservation of wildlife,” said SeaWorld San Antonio spokesperson Chuck Cureau. View the video below:“Escape From Extinction” is available to watch in theaters, including select Santikos and Alamo Drafthouse locations. Proceeds from the 90-minute documentary will go back to American Humane, helping to further its vital work to protect animals around the world, according to documentary officials.
As seen on SA Live - Wednesday, October 14, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today on SA Live, the state’s youngest female pitmaster, Halloween treats so good they’re scary, Ally Brooke on her new book, Wild Wednesday at the San Antonio Zoo and more. pic.twitter.com/JnRlkPD4Pm — SA Live (@SALiveKSAT) October 14, 2020Speaking of dessert, Baked Goodness joins Mike to show off some spooky confections, perfect for Halloween! Jen takes a trip to Austin to meet Texas' youngest female pitmaster at Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ. Fiona is live at the San Antonio Zoo! Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
10 ways to celebrate Halloween in San Antonio while social distancing
SAN ANTONIO – This year Halloween is on a Saturday and there is going to be a rare blue moon - which unless you’re afraid of werewolves - is pretty awesome. However, the coronavirus pandemic is making Halloween planning a little difficult for some people and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that trick-or-treating is considered “high risk.”So how can you celebrate Halloween safely in the San Antonio area? Haunted Houses - All monthFrom hokey to haunted - several haunted houses are still open in the San Antonio and Austin areas. South Texas Maize - All monthThis corn maze in Hondo is already open and offers a ton of activities for kids in addition to the 7-acre corn maze. Zoo Boo - All monthThis non-spooky celebration at San Antonio Zoo features trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin painting, dance parties, costume contests, and a hay maze.
Bird extinct in the wild, born at San Antonio Zoo
SAN ANTONIO – There was a new bundle of joy hatched over the summer at the San Antonio Zoo’s Aviculture Department. Micronesian Kingfishers and are extinct in the wild and are known to be notoriously picky about their partners, but luckily, this San Antonio Zoo couple hit it off right away. San Antonio Zoo has a long history participating in conservation programs, working to save birds from extinction. The Micronesian Kingfisher couple can be found in the Hixon Bird House. For more information on the San Antonio Zoo, click here.
Two spotted hyenas join San Antonio Zoo’s wild family
SAN ANTONIO – Two spotted hyenas have officially made their debut at the San Antonio Zoo. San Antonio Zoo cared for hyenas through 2014 and is well equipped to provide excellent care for these animals. Support San Antonio Zoo by donating at https://sazoo.org/recovery or purchasing a ticket to come see our new additions and more at https://sazoo.org/buy-tickets! The zoo has cared for hyenas through 2014, and zoo officials said they are still equipped to do so. RELATED: Rare bird, extinct in the wild, born at San Antonio Zoo
Check out San Antonio Zoo for steep discount on locals day
SAN ANTONIO – You don’t need an excuse to visit the San Antonio Zoo but if you did, a big discount on admission is a pretty good reason. You can head to the zoo for half-off the normal price of admission on Tuesday, Sept. 22, for locals day. San Antonio Zoo frequently hosts locals day events for residents of San Antonio. “The deep discount will allow for even more people to learn how the zoo combines conservation, animal care, and education to secure a future for wildlife,” according to zoo officials. San Antonio Zoo hours are available here.
Things to do, see in San Antonio for a socially distanced Halloween
Many attractions around San Antonio are planning for scary business as usual — under social distancing guidelines, that is. The San Antonio Zoo, Six Flag Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio are among the places offering a modified version of Halloween activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure San Antonio: The Alamo Plaza attraction that bills itself as “San Antonio’s longest-running haunted house” remains open year-round. San Antonio Zoo: Zoo Boo! is included with admission into the San Antonio Zoo, but is free for annual pass holders and members.
Trick-or-Treat at annual San Antonio Zoo Boo, including drive-through option
SAN ANTONIO – The annual San Antonio Zoo Boo event is back and just in time for all things fall and Halloween. Zoo Boo is included with standard zoo admission and is free for annual pass holders and zoo members. Starting Sept. 18, the zoo is kicking off the Drive-Thru Zoo Boo, which will be running on select dates through Oct. 30. Click here to see all the dates for the drive-thru Zoo Boo experience which runs from 5 to 8 p.m. “We’re excited to educate the public and our visitors about the elusive and legendary Chupacabra,” said San Antonio Zoo president and CEO Tim Morrow.
Admission to San Antonio Zoo is $8 on Thursday for locals
SAN ANTONIO – You don’t need an excuse to visit the San Antonio Zoo but if you did - a steep discount on admission is a pretty good reason. You can head to the zoo for half-off the normal price of admission on Thursday for locals day. San Antonio Zoo frequently hosts locals day events for residents of San Antonio. The next Locals Day is scheduled for Dec. 14 which is a Monday. San Antonio Zoo hours are available here.
Zoos helping zoos in the wake of Hurricane Laura
San Antonio – Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo (AWSFZ) wasted no time jumping at the opportunity to help their fellow zoo in Alexandria, Louisiana that had suffered significant damage from Hurricane Laura. Dr. Eric Trager, Owner of Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, described the scene they arrived to as “Devastating” with what seemed like 40-50 huge trees downed throughout the park. However, despite this destruction, the Alexandria Zoo no loss of life and is a major credit to their preparation. If you would like to support the cleanup efforts of the Alexandria Zoo and get more information of the situation go to ZDR3′s gofundme page. Also, head over to Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo’s website to plan for your next visit.
Trick-or-Treat from your car at Drive-Thru Zoo Boo at San Antonio Zoo
SAN ANTONIO The coronavirus pandemic has taken a lot from us in 2020 but its also given in a few unique ways - like the drive-thru experience at the San Antonio Zoo. Starting Sept. 18 the zoo is kicking off the Drive-Thru Zoo Boo which will be running on select dates through Oct. 30. Guests who wish to attend the Drive-Thru Zoo Boo can purchase tickets for select dates for $65 per vehicle for non-annual pass holders/members and $32 per vehicle for pass holders. For a limited time, standard admission tickets can be purchased for a discounted price of $50 per vehicle with the code DRIVE. Enter the discount code at checkout to receive your discount on standard admission Drive-Thru Zoo tickets, the San Antonio Zoo website states.
San Antonio Zoo run goes virtual this year
SAN ANTONIO The San Antonio Zoo announced Saturday that its annual 5k run is going virtual to adhere to social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adults can register for the event for $40 and children can register for the event for $20. Registration in the event includes the following:Adult- Registration fee, access to submit 5K time online, custom print-at-home bib, custom print-at-home finisher certificate, 2020 Virtual Zoo Run adult shirt, 2020 Virtual Zoo Run drawstring bag, a neck gaiter provided by Academy Sports + Outdoors, and one adult standard admission zoo ticket. Child- Registration fee, custom print-at-home bib, custom print-at-home finisher certificate, 2020 Virtual Zoo Run child shirt, 2020 Virtual Zoo Run drawstring bag, a neck gaiter provided by Academy Sports + Outdoors, and one child standard admission zoo ticket. RELATED: These are the species the San Antonio Zoo is trying to save
You can visit the San Antonio Zoo for just $8 on Monday
SAN ANTONIO If youre looking for something fun and inexpensive to do on Monday, look no further! The San Antonio Zoo is inviting you to enjoy the outdoors during Wild Connections at the Zoo! San Antonio residents can enjoy the zoo exhibits for just $8 a person on Monday, Aug. 31. The special admission price is courtesy of The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, the zoo said in a statement. RELATED: Explore the San Antonio Zoo from your couch
San Antonio Zoo celebrates hatchings of Texas Horned Lizards, aka horny toads; the official state reptile
SAN ANTONIO The Texas Horned Lizard Reintroduction Project at the San Antonio Zoo has a lot to be excited about with another batch of Texas Horned Lizards being hatched recently. San Antonio Zoo celebrates hatchings of Texas horned lizards (San Antonio Zoo)I am proud of the work we are doing to bring back the beloved Texas Horned Lizard, President & CEO of San Antonio Zoo Tim Morrow said. The Center for Conservation and Research team at San Antonio Zoo has been working on breeding and preserving the lizards. Did you know the worlds largest species of shark has been spotted along the Texas Gulf CoastAfter being released, the San Antonio Zoo will use a horned lizard detection canine that is trained to find them, their shed skin and eggs. The San Antonio Zoo is hoping to release thousands of horned lizards annually.
A roundup of social distancing-friendly events, places in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO From art to drive-in movie screenings to kayaking, now is the time to head outdoors and see what San Antonio has to offer, even during a pandemic. See a list below for some additional social distancing-friendly events and places in San Antonio. Drive-thru at San Antonio ZooDrive-thru sessions are still being held on Fridays and Saturdays in August. Volunteers, artists and Centro San Antonio staff painted words that celebrate dark skin in the streets around Travis Park. For a full list of state parks within driving distance of San Antonio, click here.
Teachers get in free at San Antonio Zoo all month long
SAN ANTONIO August is Teacher Appreciation Month at the San Antonio Zoo with free admission for teachers all month long. Teachers will receive free standard admission for themselves plus 50% off for up to four guests on the day they visit. To qualify, the teacher must be an active employee at any school district in the state and present a valid form of school ID like a copy of a teaching certificate or pay stub. Teachers change lives and we look forward to celebrating them all month long, San Antonio Zoo President and CEO Tim Morrow said.
Get half-off admission to San Antonio Zoo on locals day
SAN ANTONIO Lions, and tigers and discounts - its true, and its all available at San Antonio Zoo. You can head to the zoo for half-off the normal price of admission on Friday for locals day. San Antonio Zoo frequently hosts locals day events for residents of San Antonio. The deep discount will allow for even more people to learn how the zoo combines conservation, animal care, and education to secure a future for wildlife, according to zoo officials. San Antonio Zoo hours are available here.
Just days left for unique San Antonio Zoo drive-thru experience, officials say
SAN ANTONIO The San Antonio Zoo drive-thru zoo experience still has dates available for guests looking to view the tourist hot spot in a whole new way. Hope Roth, a San Antonio Zoo spokesperson said the dates for the drive-thru experience will continue through Aug. 5. San Antonio Zoo originally launched the drive-thru experience in early May and dates for the drive-thrus opening weekend sold out within two hours. Drive-Thru Zoo has been a wonderful and unique experience for our guests, and helped the zoo financially during a very difficult time, said Roth. San Antonio Zoo asks for donations, starts emergency fundSan Antonio Zoo is 100% dependent on ticket sales, guest visitation, donations, and started an emergency fund donation campaign along with unique opportunities like Drive-Thru Zoo to help raise funds for the non-profit organization.
Train robbery anniversary commemorated with reenactments to raise funds for San Antonio Zoo
SAN ANTONIO What were once scary moments 50 years ago for passengers aboard a small train were reenacted on Saturday for a completely different purpose to help keep the San Antonio Zoo afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Brackenridge Eagle train, which took passengers on a tour around the zoo and the Brackenridge Park area, was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men. All of the proceeds go toward buying a new engine for the current Eagle train. Its a very fun time, said Vice President of Communications for the San Antonio Zoo Hope Roth. RELATED: Rare bird, extinct in the wild, born at San Antonio Zoo
Snake safety 101: How to snake-proof your home & yard
SAN ANTONIO – Snakes hibernate, so they’re literally coming out of the ground in spring and summer. That often means they’re waking up to new neighborhoods that have been built on top of their homes. So how do you keep snakes out of your new home and yard? San Antonio Zoo snake expert Craig Pelke shares some pointers. Check your fence for gaps and fill them in.