• January 24, 2021

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El Paso Zoo staff mourns loss of Ivan the Amur

Sunday afternoon, officials with the El Paso Zoo announced the loss of their 21-year old Amur leopard, Ivan.   “The El Paso Zoo is very sad to say goodbye to Ivan, but thankful we were able to provide him with a long life,” said El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens Director Joe Montisano “It is […]Read More

El Paso Zoo announces death of ‘Rudo’ the Lion

Sunday evening, officials with the El Paso Zoo announced the loss of their 7-year-old male African lion, Rudo. According to officials, over the previous weekend, Rudo suffered a neurological disorder which left the right side of his body completely paralyzed. Zoo keepers and veterinary staff had been managing his health and determined the prognosis for […]Read More

El Paso Zoo to offer new full-day camps during Spring

The El Paso Zoo has opened registration for the “Conservation Warriors” Spring Break Camp that will take place at the zoo this March. The Spring Break camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 9 to March 13 and March 16 to March 20. The zoo encourages parents to register their children for […]Read More

UTEP Athletics’ Orange Fever Fiesta set for El Paso Zoo

For the first time, UTEP Athletics’ annual Orange Fever Fiesta fundraising event will be held at the El Paso Zoo. The event returns on Saturday, May 30, with all proceeds supporting Miner student-athlete scholarships. “Orange Fever Fiesta returns bigger and better than ever in the most exotic of locations, the El Paso Zoo,” UTEP Director […]Read More

El Paso Zoo announces birth of Przewalski’s Horse

On Monday, El Paso Zoo officials announced the birth of a female Przewalski’s horse, also known as the Mongolian horse, to the zoo family. “We are excited about the birth of our new p. horse and the fact that we are contributing to the conservation and survival of the species,” said El Paso Zoo Collections […]Read More

El Paso Zoo mourning death of Mexican Gray Wolf

El Paso Zoo staff and employees are mourning the death of 14-year-old Mexican Gray Wolf, Zephyr, who had to be euthanized due to several age-related issues. Zookeepers and veterinary staff had been managing Zephyr’s health and determined that the prognosis for a good quality of life was poor, and humane euthanasia was the best course […]Read More

El Paso Zoo’s Elephants to predict Super Bowl winner Saturday

This weekend, El Paso Zoo’s Asian elephants, Savannah and Juno, will again try to predict the winner of Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, Zookeepers will place two helmet-shaped piñatas in their exhibit – one with the Chiefs’ logo and the other […]Read More

El Paso Zoo’s Sun Bear, Tiger to Predict Sun Bowl

Officials with the El Paso Zoo invite the public to see the female Sun Bear, Heliana, and the Malayan Tiger, Seri, predict the winner of the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. The event is set for Saturday, December 28. Each zoo animal will pick a winner by selecting one of the two helmet-shaped piñatas, one […]Read More

El Paso Zoo’s Grand Opening of Chihuahuan Desert Exhibit set

The El Paso Zoo is celebrating the grand opening of the Chihuahuan Desert exhibit and Copper Canyon Challenge Ropes Course with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning. The new state-of-the-art exhibit that spans across 2.3 acres recreates the native Chihuahuan Desert habitat for the animal species that once roamed in the desert southwest. The botany and […]Read More