Flying Squad Update: WWF thanks El Paso Zoo for sustained support

Last month the World Wildlife Fund expressed their appreciation to the El Paso Zoo for our sustained support of the Flying Squad Sumatran elephant conservation program at Tesso Nilo National Park in Sumatra.  Over the past twenty years our Zoo has been supporting through educational programs and funding conservation programs to help save Sumatran elephants. …

Discover the diversity of life at the Zoo

The El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to over 200 species of wildlife from around the world including North and South America, Africa and Asia.  We are one of the very few major zoos in the US organized geographically making the Zoo a great place to study ecoregions on each major continent and…

Will Mexico save their spider monkeys?

Welcome to nine-year-old Hugo and eight-year-old Allegre, two new spider monkeys that recently arrived from the Palm Beach Zoo in Florida.   They have joined two older spider monkeys that were born at the El Paso Zoo, forty-one-year-old Sunday and thirty-four-year-old Libby.  With the exception of Hugo all are females. Several months ago I traveled to…

The tall journey of giraffe conservation in Northwest Namibia

Last year we reported on how the zoo is helping to save giraffes by supporting organizations like the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Thanks to the Zoo’s Round-Up Program we are making a difference in helping giraffes.   Today we are able to offer more details with an update from the Foundation earlier this month. By Jordy MicklemoreJanuary 2022 North-western…

Khaleesi is growing up fast

It seems like yesterday that we welcomed a new baby at the Zoo and one of the most significant births in the Zoo’s history, a baby Sumatran orangutan we named Khaleesi.   El Pasoans with children will relate to what many of our orangutan keepers are feeling these days as Khalessi approaches her 7th birthday on…