Every year over 300,000 people visit the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Zoo visitors are able to connect with different kinds of wildlife from around the world including African lions, reticulated giraffes, jaguars and peninsular pronghorns. Many of them like the Asian elephant, Malayan tiger, Sumatran orangutan and Mexican wolf are critically endangered meaning that their existence on planet earth is greatly imperiled. One of the most important goals of the Zoo is to help save endangered wildlife including some we are breeding for reintroduction into the wild. Two of the most notable are the Mexican wolf and Prezwalski’s horse. With limited staff and resources we can only do so much and that’s where people we connect with come in. You can help us increase our impact around the world by signing up to be a Conservation Ambassador volunteer.
Our City of El Paso Zoo Conservation Program is recruiting volunteers to work with our Education Team both virtually and at the Zoo. Education volunteers who sign up through the City Volunteer Program at the Zoo get to pick their own hours, attend special meetings where they get to learn more about what is going on at the Zoo and help with all kinds of conservation education projects that best fit with the volunteer’s interest in wildlife and helping to educate others.
For more information on how to become a Zoo Conservation Ambassador contact us here.