About Us

Nestled near the Brazos River, Cameron Park Zoo expands on over 52 acres near downtown Waco, Texas.

As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), Cameron Park Zoo upholds exceptional standards for animal care and management. The animal care staff devotes a tremendous amount of time and energy toward providing the best of care, including training, proper nutrition, veterinary care, and life enrichment.

With natural habitats and close-up encounters, the animal collection housed at Cameron Park Zoo includes more than 1,700 animals, representing 300 species. In August of 2009, Cameron Park Zoo opened the Asian Forest, featuring critically endangered Orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and Komodo Dragons.

Cameron Park Zoo is open daily, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

For more information call 254-750-8400.

Zoo Administration

Brendan Wiley, Zoo Director
Duane Hills, Deputy Zoo Director
Gordon Brian Henley, General Curator
James Kusmierczyk, VMD, Zoo Veterinarian
Connie Kassner, Education Curator
Rafael Estelle, Guest Experience Manager

Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society

Kristi Webb, Executive Director
Duane McGregor, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Rose Mena, Membership and Rentals Manager

Zoo Commission

Jeff Holloman, Chair
Judge Scott Felton, Vice Chair
Mayor Dillon Meek
Councilmember Jim Holmes
Christian Hack
Dustin Chapman

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