Record attendance at the Abilene Zoo!

More people than ever before are visiting the Abilene Zoo with its 500 animals representing over 160 species including lion, jaguar, giraffe, zebra, bison, alligator, monkeys and various birds. During the 2009 fiscal year 172,343 people visited the zoo!


Come join us for SUNSET SAFARI

Now through August the front gate of the zoo now closes at 8:30 pm on Thursdays!

Mission Statement:
The Abilene Zoo is dedicated to promoting an increased awareness of the natural world through conservation, environmental education and the preservation of endangered species.


On The Wild Side

airs Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.,
Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7:00 p.m.

*New episode coming later this month*

If you'd like your child to "Ask The Zoo" a question to be featured on TV Channel 7's "On The Wild Side", please e-mail us and we'll contact you with the details.

Plus, see clips from the show on YouTube at

DVDs of “On The Wild Side" are available for check-out at the Main Library on 202 Cedar Street.

Click here for details on how to purchase your own DVD copy