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San Antonio Zoo
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Open 365 days a year!
3903 North Saint Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX, United States
Named one of the Top 10 Best Zoos for Kids by Parenting
magazine in 2009, the San Antonio Zoo features animal exhibits and interactive experiences that can grab and hold the attention of even the most easily distracted little ones. Established in 1914, the 35-acre site is home to 3,500 animals. The zoo is easy to navigate on foot, with plenty of helpful signs and beautifully landscaped walkways. It's conveniently located about three miles north of downtown and The Alamo. Don't be alarmed if you see an animal that's not in a cage. Docents regularly roam the park with well-behaved critters, allowing up-close encounters. In addition to providing first-rate family entertainment, the zoo plays a global conservation role by participating in breeding programs for endangered species.