El Paso Zoo Opens State-of-the-Art Wildlife Amphitheater

The El Paso Zoo is pleased to announce the opening of the latest Quality of Life Bond Project at the zoo, the new Wildlife Amphitheater.

The unique, new venue boasting 300-seats in a state-of-the-art amphitheater, is one of the several exciting Quality of Life Bond projects that has now been completed throughout the City of El Paso. The theater serves as a place for guests to engage and learn in a whole new way through animal encounters, educational programs, concerts, and much more.

The El Paso Zoo invites to public to attend the first show, Wings of the World, at the Wildlife Amphitheater stage at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 17. Shows will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on weekends and 12:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Photo courtesy EP Zoo
Photo courtesy EP Zoo

The El Paso Zoo is proud to welcome Wings of the World thanks to a generous sponsorship from Paul and Alejandra Foster and the El Paso Zoological Society.

Wings of the World is a world-renowned free flight bird show and will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Zoo guests to experience the majesty of animals as they swoop, soar, and dive through the air. The show will be led by Joe Krathwohl, known as The Birdman, who has dedicated himself to the care and preservation of birds and has developed the largest free flight bird show in the world (and the only show featuring trained condors and cassowary!).

Zoo officials say that, “The Wildlife Amphitheater project was made possible through the 2012 Quality of Life Bond, through which the El Paso Zoo was approved for $50 million to complete a 10-year master plan that will allow the Zoo to continue to be an engaging place of discovery, a respected center for informal environmental education, a contributor to stewardship-based conservation action and a destination for great fun.”

A complete schedule of Wildlife Amphitheater events may be found on the El Paso Zoo website.