Amarillo Zoo
Where more than imaginations run WILD!

Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the animal world with kids of all ages. The beautiful 15-acre site is located in Thompson Park and features over 60 species of animals. The zoo is designed for fun and discovery and will provide a lifetime of memories. Here, you'll do more than just'll experience the animal world.

Once you've finished enjoying the zoo, make sure to visit Thompson Park. Visitors will discover shaded picnic areas, playgrounds, beautiful lakes, swimming, tennis and walking trails in this 330-acre regional park.

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo!

Saturday, April 25, 2015
1:00pm – 4:00pm

The Amarillo Zoo in collaboration with area animal rescue and care organizations will host an event “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo” on Saturday, April 25 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Dogs and cats will be available looking for that forever home plus exhibits on pet health care, equine rescue, pet resources plus activities on making pet enrichment toys!

Over 20 booths will be set up to teach people about responsible pet ownership and several groups will have animals that are ready for their “furever” home. Organizations that will be participating in this event include:

  • Girl Scout Troop #5130
  • Panhandle Paws of Hope
  • Texas Panhandle Good Dogs
  • WTAMU Pre-Vet Club
  • Texas Panhandle Pet Savers
  • Heaven’s Rainbow Bridge
  • Freedom Fur
  • Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas
  • Amarillo SPCA
  • Le Chateau Pet Resort
  • Fur the Love of Grooming
  • Willow Creek Kennels
  • Panhandle Safe Hayven Equine Rescue, Inc.
  • Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital
  • Amarillo- Panhandle Humane Society
  • Charla’s Cuddly Cuts
  • City of Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare
  • Harmony Horse Equestrian Center, LLC
  • Dove Creek Ranch and Equine Rescue
  • Red Cross

The Amarillo Zoo will also have stations set up to teach people enriching your pets at home, keeping house cats in the house, and about the dangers of exotic pet ownership and introduced species, including an up-close look at some creatures that do not make good pets!

Admission Fee:
General admission applies for entry into the Zoo. Some booths will be set up outside the Zoo entrance and there is no charge to visit the organizations set up outside.

For the safety of other visitors and Zoo animals, please leave your companion animals at home! Only certified service animals are allowed to enter the Zoo.

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