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 look...you'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.

World Lion Day

Celebration of World Lion Day

August 8, 2015
9:30am – 3:00pm

Come prepared to have a roaring good time as the Zoo honors our amazing pride of lions. On Saturday, August 8th  the Amarillo Zoo will join Zoo’s around the world in celebration of World Lion Day. This special day is celebrated to bring awareness to this species of big cat and what you can do to help ensure their survival in the wild. Visitors can have fun learning about lions and participating in a variety of fun activities.

Activities include lion-themed keeper chats, face painters, educational bio-fact Zoofari cart, special lion treats, “I love Lions” selfie station and information on ways you can participate in conservation efforts