• January 23, 2022

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El Paso Zoo & Botanical Gardens Introduces New Male Lion

The El Paso Zoo & Botanical Gardens is excited to welcome Hodari, a 4-year-old male African lion.  WHO:         El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens and El Paso Downtown Lions Club WHAT:        Introduction of a new male lion, Hodari, and donation presentation by El Paso Downtown Lions Club WHEN:       11 a.m., Thursday, January 13, 2022 […]Read More

Santa Claus Returns to the El Paso Zoo

As part of the WinterFest season and ahead of his visit around the world, Santa Claus is making a special visit to the El Paso Zoo. The visits will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12. “Santa at the Zoo” makes a return and visitors will […]Read More

El Paso Zoo Hosts Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 + Flu Vaccine

The City of El Paso along with partnering agencies are offering FREE drive-thru vaccines at the El Paso Zoo from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 23. The community will be able to get Flu shots for those 2 years and older. In addition to Flu shots, individuals 5 years and over may receive a COVID-19 […]Read More

El Paso Zoo Sea Lion Salutes Military Veterans on Veterans

The El Paso Zoo invites the community to celebrate Veterans Day at the zoo with a salute to military veterans from Little Bit, L.B., the zoo’s 750-pound sea lion. WHAT:        El Paso Zoo Sea Lion, a U.S. Navy Veteran, will salute all U.S. Military Veterans WHO:          El Paso Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Veteran & Military […]Read More

El Paso Zoo Hosts Free Drive-Thru Flu Shots Event

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health and FireDepartment along with partnering agencies are offering drive-thru flu shots to those 2 years and older at the El Paso Zoo. The drive-thru site at the zoo is free of charge for members of the community with no appointment or insurance needed. Receive a free […]Read More

Boo at the Zoo returns to the El Paso Zoo

The El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens is excited to announce the return of the family-favorite Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo. The annual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24. “Boo at the Zoo is one of our most popular events we host every […]Read More

El Paso Zoo launches New Website

Officials with the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens announced this week the launch of their newly redesigned website, that they say makes it easier for guests to access all the things they love about the zoo. “With these changes our website now reflects the true nature of the zoo, providing animal information and acting […]Read More

17th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta set for El Paso Zoo,

Every year the Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta celebrates the natural wonders of the mountainous desert in our big backyard while encouraging people to explore and discover parks and other protected areas. The seventeenth annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta is coming up and for the first time will be held as a two-day event. Day one of the […]Read More

El Paso Zoo mourns death of Kalliope the Lioness

Tuesday afternoon, officials with the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens announced the passing of their 13-year-old African lioness named Kalliope. “Kalliope was beautiful, spunky, playful, mischievous, and brave,” said Amanda Leverett, the Collections Supervisor for the El Paso Zoo’s Africa section. “She was the one who usually came up to the window for our […]Read More

As part of pilot program, City opens Cat Adoption Center

Thursday afternoon, city officials announced that Cats at the Zoo (CATZ) Pet Encounter and Adoption Center, a first-of-its-kind pet adoption experience in the nation to be located inside a zoo, will open this weekend. “The progressive program will give visitors a hands-on encounter with domesticated felines, who will be ready to go home with loving […]Read More