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      4001 E Paisano
      El Paso, TX 79905

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      Come to the El Paso Zoo to see the sea lions frolic in their daily enrichment experiences at “The World of the Sea Lion.” Stay and play with Sunny, Cleo... read more
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      Come to the El Paso Zoo to see the sea lions frolic in their daily enrichment experiences at “The World of the Sea Lion.” Stay and play with Sunny, Cleo, Coco & Sushi (the youngest) at their underwater viewing window. Meet Savannah & Juno - our city’s two Asian elephants and watch their noon time enrichment session. Treat yourself to ice cream or lunch at The Grasslands Café, Buy a cool t-shirt at the Elephant’s Trunk Gift Shop. Construction is underway on the Zoo’s upcoming Passport to Africa savannah exhibit which will open in phases from 2008-2010 and will include lions, zebras, giraffes, meerkats, a train, a zoo gift shop, two education buildings, and a new restaurant that can cater large parties and events. You can plan a birthday party, your next business meeting, even a wedding at the zoo! Call “A Taste of The Wild” 521-1871.

      The El Paso Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The El Paso Zoo is currently 18 acres expanding to 36. It serves as a regional center for affordable family fun, formal and informal education, and conservation efforts for wildlife and their natural habitat. The Zoo serves nearly 300,000 visitors annually from El Paso, New Mexico and the Borderland area. Currently, the Zoo is home to 240 species of animals, 500 mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, 700 fish and 500 invertebrates in natural habitat exhibits. The Asian Complex is home to elephants, tigers and orangutans. The Americas Aviary includes a walkway for visitors as well as a waterfall, flowers and plants.

      DID YOU KNOW:
      -"Best Place to Go for $5 or Under" - What's Up Magazine "2007 Best of the Best"
      -"Best Field Trip" 2007 - El Paso Magazine
      -"Best Place to Get Hitched"- What's Up Magazine "2006 Best of the Best"
      -"Best Website of the Border" - Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2005
      -The Zoo Society offers a very popular summer Zoo Camp for kids ages 6-10.
      -The Zoo hosted a wedding for a member of the Suzuki motorcycle family. The groom dressed like Elvis and a biker was the preacher. Part of the wedding party flew in from Japan to be in attendance because the bride and groom like the zoo so much that they decided to hold it here in America.
      - Humpy the Alligator from the San Jacinto Plaza eventually came to live at the El Paso Zoo after vandals blinded him in his left eye. He remained at the Zoo for the rest of his life as one of the most popular exhibits and was honored posthumously by the Vet’s Association as Animal of the Year in 2006.

      Coming to the Africa Savannah in 2008-2010!
      The El Paso Water Utilities Discovery Education Center will offer visitors hands-on activities about water conservation.
      The El Paso Electric Renewable Energy Demonstration Project “Windows to the Wild Outpost” will demonstrate renewable energy & stewardship of energy resources to children and families.

      DAILY PRESENTATIONS: Check the website for updates, special activities & children’s education events; www.elpasozoo.org. Allow 1 hour 30 minutes minimum
      10:45 -11:15 World of the Sea Lion Presentation
      12:00 - 12:15 Juno & Savannah Asian Elephant Training Presentation
      2:45 - 3:15 World of the Sea Lion Presentation
      SATURDAY & SUNDAY PRESENTATIONS:
      10:45 -11:15 World of the Sea Lion Presentation
      11:15 – 12:00 Animal Encounters (Location announced in Sea Lion presentation),
      12:00 – 12:15 Juno & Savannah Asian Elephant Training Presentation
      12:30 – 1:00 Sun Bear Enrichment Talk
      1:30 – 2:30 Take Action! In the Paraje Learning Center
      2:45 - 3:15 World of the Sea Lion Presentation
      3:30 – 4:30 Take Action! In the Paraje Learning Center

      ADMISSION: $5 (Ages 13-61), $4 (62+/ Active Duty Military with ID), $3 (Ages 3-12), FREE: Ages 2 and under & Zoo Members: (915) 532-8156. Discounts for Active Duty Military with ID.

      ZOO LOCATION: El Paso Zoo 4001 E. Paisano, El Paso, Texas 79905-4223 (915) 521-1850, Fax (915) 521-1857

      The El Paso Zoo is off US-54 right across from the Coliseum. From the Airport (Eastside) take I-10 West, exit 23-B, follow the Paisano Drive signs. From Downtown (Westside) take I-10 East to US-54 South heading to Juarez stay to the right. Exit in right lane at the Juarez/Paisano split. Follow the Zoo signs to Paisano. Sun Metro Bus Routes 21, 22, 23, 24 65-Paisano 61, 62, 63

      HOURS: The El Paso Zoo is open year round. Closed November 23, December 24, 25, 31 & January 1. El Paso Zoo grounds close a half hour after the ticket booth closes.

      Ticket Booth Winter Hours
      Mon-Sun 9:30am - 4:00pm

      Summer Hours of Operation
      (Second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November)
      Mon-Fri 9:30am - 4:00pm
      Sat-Sun 9:30am - 5:00pm

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