Field Trip #20 – The Austin Zoo
The Austin Zoo is an interesting place. Far from a modern zoo, it’s really neat seeing the animals at close range. Noticeably, the animals are caged, as opposed to the modern trend of attempting to replicate their natural habitat. But it seems the motivation for the Austin Zoo is more financial limitations than a conscious decision to buck these trends. In fact, these animal have been either seized by law enforcement, rescued, or donated by owners who can no longer take care of them. In many ways, the Austin Zoo epitomized the spirit of our community.
Albino Rat Snake
Male Peafowl (or Peacock) on the move
Mountain Lion like those we saw warnings for at Big Bend National Park. Scary!
Parrot – very cleverly imitated what we said
Leopard – looked very dangerous
The King of Beasts
For all our pictures from the zoo, click here.