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San Antonio Zoo
14-18 years old

San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio, TX

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The zoo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. San Antonio’s first zoo consisted of a collection of animals assembled in San Pedro Park in the 1800s. In 1914, Colonel George W. Brackenridge, one of the city’s leading citizens and founder of the San Antonio Express-News, placed buffalo, elk, deer, monkeys, a pair of lions, and four bears on land he had deeded over to the city in what is now known as Brackenridge Park.