Exotic Animals in Austin! Go Inside The South Austin Ranch Home to Bison, Camel, Alpaca, and More

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Did you know there are bison in Austin? And that’s not all. A South Austin ranch is home to a slew of other exotic animals in Austin!

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Indian Springs Ranch is located on 50 acres on Onion Creek. It’s a privately owned ranch that’s home to dozens of exciting animals. It is NOT an animal park, nor is it a sanctuary. The owner and his family simply love animals.



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Here are all the animals currently living at the Indian Springs Ranch.

  • Bison 
  • Camel 
  • Zebra 
  • Donkeys
  • Llamas 
  • Alpaca 
  • Sheep
  • Wagyu Cattle 
  • Kangaroo 
  • Patagonian Cavy 
  • Land Tortoises 
  • Porcupines 
  • Lemurs 
  • Chicken 
  • Peacocks 
  • Quail 
  • Guinea 
  • Goldfish 
  • Oryx 
  • Aoudad 

In addition to a rare white bison, the current highlight is a Zebadonk, born in early June.

exotic animals in austin

Indian Springs Ranch is not open to the public but they do currently consider photography sessions on their property. You can follow and contact them through their Instagram account: @indianspringsranch

Here are a few more pics we snapped of the animals in Austin.

Want to take a virtual trip to see more animals? Check out this list of Virtual Field Trips You Can Take With Your Kids – Zoo Live Cams Edition.