The Abilene Zoo is a place of learning and adventure, where families make memories, share the joy of discovery and become inspired to preserve wildlife.
The Abilene Zoo is a 16-acre park featuring 1,000 animals from 270+ species. Open daily, the zoo serves as a regional hub for science education, animal welfare research and wildlife conservation. It contributes to the quality of life for Abilene residents, as well as to the economic vitality of the community, attracting visitors from throughout the state and nation.
The Abilene Zoo is a partnership between the Abilene Zoological Society, a non-profit auxiliary group of volunteers, and the City of Abilene.
The zoo is always improving and expanding! An area dubbed the Conservation Station is part of this year's plans for the zoo! The Conservation Station will fill the need for the zoo to have an indoor climate controlled area for staff and volunteers to share information with guests. The area will be outfitted with display cases and shelving to hold biofacts such as animal skulls and skins and will have a space to allow our staff to bring education animals out for animal encounters. West Texas is known for it's constantly changing weather and this indoor Conservation Station will allow the staff and volunteers to bring animals ambassadors out to meet guests for hands-on interactions regardless of the climate!
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