About Us

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Cameron Park Zoo rests on 52 acres adjacent to the Brazos River in Waco, Texas.  Lush native vegetation surrounds splashing waterfalls, a picturesque lake and ponds.  In the midst of all this natural beauty, visitors will see our animals not only surviving in their habitats but flourishing.

The Zoo is the second-biggest tourist attraction for the City of Waco, drawing in almost a quarter of a million visitors a year.  Funded largely by the Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society, Cameron Park Zoo upholds exceptional standards for animal care and management as an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). According to AZA, fewer than 10% of the approximately 2,800 animal exhibitors licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture are AZA-accredited.

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 1,731 animals, representing 300 species.  In August of 2009, Cameron Park Zoo opened the Asian Forest, featuring critically endangered Orangutans, Sumatran tigers and Komodo Dragons.

The Zoo’s history and national leadership over the last three decades have been possible due to the unique working relationship between the Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society and the City of Waco, along with McLennan County.

The society’s mission is to promote awareness and cultural enrichment through education and recreation, to be a survival center for native and exotic species, and to be an active community partner in economic development through tourism.

Cameron Park Zoo is open daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
For more information call 254-750-8400.


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City of Waco

Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau