Compact enough to see without melting from exhaustion, the Austin Zoo shelters all the animals kiddies want to see. Stare down the Galapagos tortoise that keeps his eye on you, watch the Bengal tiger play with his ball, or try to decipher the mysterious message of the Moluccan cockatoo. Goats roam the petting zoo, just right for the hands-on tykes. With all the fun, you do get some learning – each habitat has a sign describing the animal’s wilderness home and the circumstances that brought it to this rescue and rehabilitation zoo.
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