Apr 30, 2024 - Things to Do

📸 S.A. snapshots: San Antonio Zoo

A crocodile suns on a rock in the middle of a pool of water at the San Antonio Zoo, with netting and a blue sky up above.

We think this one is a crocodile. Can you tell? Photo: Megan Stringer/Axios

👋 Megan here. I recently visited the San Antonio Zoo for the first time while my family was in town.

State of play: I grew up in the St. Louis area, where the zoo is free to visit and regularly hailed as one of the best in the nation — so I'm not always impressed by other zoos, and was in no hurry to visit our own.

Yes, but: I left the San Antonio Zoo pleasantly surprised with the variety of animals and quality of experience. My St. Louis family felt the same.

Plus, the zoo made some renovations recently — including its new entrance — and more expansion plans are in the works.

Pro tip: Visit on Locals Day, when admission is $8 for Bexar County residents.

  • The next Locals Day is tomorrow.
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