Open 365 days a year, the San Antonio Zoo is situated in an old limestone quarry and is home to more than 8,500 animals of 779 species. Celebrating over 100 years in operation, the Zoo opened the new Zootenial Plaza with a restaurant and one-of-a-kind carousel. Several interactive exhibits include Africa Live!, Lory Landing, Butterflies, Real Wild Fun Farm and more. Don't forget to take a ride on the San Antonio Zoo Eagle, a miniature train that treks around Brackenridge Park. Open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.