The San Antonio Zoo is ranked as one of the best zoos in the nation exhibiting over 3,500 animals of 600 species. Located at the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the Zoo encompasses 35 landscaped acres. Several interaction exhibits include: Kronkosky’s Tiny Tot Nature Spot, a magnificent mini-zoo designed specifically for children under 5, Butterflies! Caterpillar Flight School, a lush tropical habitat surrounded by hundreds of butterflies (open March – Nov), Fun Farm Petting Zoo where everyone can pet African Pygmy goats, and Lory Landing, a rainbow of colorful birds flying about the canopy of an outdoor aviary, occasionally landing on visitors ($1 to feed the lories). See amazing hippos underwater in Africa Live! And, visit the Zoo’s newest exhibit called Africa Live 2. Includes a giant aviary, colobus monkeys, okapi, wild hunting dogs and a walk through termite mound. Enjoy the grand view of the forest below while you eat lunch at the new Barza Café. The San Antonio Zoo is open 365 days a year. Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.