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El Paso Zoo Kicks Off $3 Thursdays

The El Paso Zoo invites the public to the zoo to take advantage of a number of specials, including “$3 Thursdays” during August.

For every purchase of a $12 regular-priced adult ticket, one child’s ticket can be purchased for only $3 (regular price $7.50) each Thursday in August. In addition, guests receive free refills all day on Thursdays with the purchase of a souvenir drink.

Other “Summer Safari” specials available at the zoo through September 21 include Munchies Mondays and Wild About Wednesdays.

On Mondays, guests receive a free bag of buttered popcorn with a purchase of an iced cold agua fresca or Clamato. On Wednesdays, guests receive 10 percent off their total purchase at the Safari Outfitters Gift Shop.

Additional information is available on the El Paso Zoo website.

El Paso Zoo Extending Hours for After Howlers Event

The El Paso Zoo gives guests the chance to celebrate at the Zoo by hosting an After Howlers event.

The July 8 event features a sports theme and encourages all guest to wear jerseys, shirts, hats, etc. from their favorite professional sports team/superstar.

The UTEP Athletics Marketing Department is a sponsor of the event and will be there having fun with the guests. Activities also include two large inflatables, food trucks, Odd Lab performing an aerial show, a fire show, and a flow jam workshop for kids.

Guests are able to get up close and personal with some of the Zoo’s animals, as well as meet zookeepers and witness animal enrichments. These enrichments provide the animals opportunities to exhibit their natural behaviors like climbing, digging, and even playing.

Zoo officials say, “They are fun to watch and are a reminder of one of the Zoo’s goals—to act and communicate with the purpose of inspiring people to value wild animals and to take responsibility for their safeguarding and action for their stability.”

WHEN:         Saturday, July 8, and Saturday, August 19 (Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m., events start at 3 p.m., last entry 7 p.m., Zoo closes at 8:30 p.m.)

WHERE:       El Paso Zoo, 4001 East Paisano Drive

El Paso Zoo Extending Hours for ‘After Howlers’ Event

The El Paso Zoo gives guests the chance to celebrate at the Zoo, while also getting out of the summer heat by hosting an After Howlers event.

Guests are able to get up close and personal with some of the Zoo’s animals, as well as meet zookeepers and witness animal enrichments. These enrichments provide the animals opportunities to exhibit their natural behaviors like climbing, digging, and even playing.

They are fun to watch and are a reminder of one of the Zoo’s goals—to act and communicate with the purpose of inspiring people to value wild animals, take responsibility for their safeguarding and action for their stability.

All attractions will be open for guests. The first After Howlers event will feature the 7th Ave Band, as well as two large inflatables for guests to enjoy and several animal programs.

WHO:          El Paso Zoo

WHAT:         El Paso Zoo is hosting late evening hours with its Zoo After Howlers event (three times this summer).

WHEN:         Saturday, June 17; Saturday, July 8; Saturday, August 19   

 (Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m., events start at 3 p.m., Zoo closes at 8:30 p.m.)

WHERE:       El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano Dr.

El Paso Zoo Welcomes Two Peninsular Pronghorn Fawns

The El Paso Zoo is proud to announce the birth of two peninsular pronghorn fawns to the herd.

The mother, Martina, gave birth to one female, Cayenne, and one male, Pequin; both are healthy and doing well. The birth comes three weeks after the pronghorn Princessa gave birth to a male fawn, Bowser.

“When it comes to protecting the peninsular pronghorn species, this fawning stage is monumental,” said El Paso Zoo Director Steve Marshall. “Bowser’s doing great, and we’re going to keep an eye on the two fawns and their mother so we can have the same success with them.”

Version 2Zoo staff is monitoring the two fawns and their mother and all pronghorns at the Zoo will be observed closely throughout fawning season.

Peninsular pronghorns are currently listed as “critically endangered” in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This makes the species one category before “extinct.” The El Paso Zoo is active in their home range conservation efforts. All of the El Paso Zoo’s peninsular pronghorn births are part of a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) to aid in the species’ conservation.

“The El Paso Zoo has more than 20 percent of the managed peninsular pronghorn population in the United States,” said Marshall. “The births we have here are critical for the continuation of the species. I’m just incredibly proud of our team and our community for being able to play a pivotal role in saving these animals from extinction.”

The peninsular pronghorns at the Zoo serve as an example of the three things we want the community to know about the El Paso Zoo:

  1. The Zoo is actively saving wildlife from extinction through its conservation work at the zoo and in the field.
  2. The Zoo provides excellent and expert care for animals, prioritizing their welfare and wellbeing.
  3. The Zoo acts and communicates with the purpose of inspiring people to value wild animals, taking responsibility for their safeguarding and action for their stability.
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