Western mastiff-bat (Eumops perotis). With a wingspread of 22 inches this bat is the largest bat in North America. by Rick LoBello, Education CuratorHave you seen any bats lately? Biologists have identified 14 species of bats living in the El Paso area and during the month of May it is very possible that you might … Continue reading Bats “free tail it back from Mexico
Coahuilan box turtle at the El Paso Zoo by Rick LoBello, Education Curator The Coahuilan box turtle is one of my favorite animals at the Zoo. They are kind of hard to see in their pond next to the Reptile House, but worth the wait if you need to spend more time than usual in … Continue reading This box turtle swims underwater!
by Janae' Reneaud Field Recently Frontera Land Alliance has seen growing support for conservation throughout our region from folks who are taking a stand to protect working farms, ranches and natural open space. Caring for our land is not new. It really revved up in the late 1970s with the successful community-based movement to make … Continue reading Conservation Partner Highlight: Frontera Land Alliance
Listen to our MOM podcast This Sunday on Mother’s Day is a perfect day to celebrate and pay tribute to orangutan mothers. The M.O.M. – Missing Orangutan Mothers Campaign is our way of doing precisely that! Orangutan mothers and babies have an incredibly close relationship. At the El Paso Zoo you can see that amazing … Continue reading Missing Orangutan Mothers
Ball pythons are native to West and Central Africa where they live in grassland savannas and wooded areas. These excellent tree climbers prefer to be terrestrial and spend the majority of their time in abandoned burrows only coming out to bask in the sun or hunt for food. They get the first part of their … Continue reading Meet our ball python Tiger Eye
By Heather Rivera, Education Specialist Since 2010, I have been the main presenter, trainer and keeper for the El Paso Zoo’s Education department Birds of Prey collection. I have had the opportunity to work with several birds which have each held a special place in my heart. The very first bird of prey I worked … Continue reading Working with Birds of Prey
AAZK logo designed by Eddie Guzman The El Paso Zoo has several key purposes and missions that revolve around wildlife and wild places. We aim to inspire people to care about and connect to nature, we are actively working to save endangered species from extinction, and we provide excellent care and welfare to the animals … Continue reading Conservation Spotlight: El Paso Del Norte AAZK
Photo by Suzi Eszterhas The El Paso Zoo Conservation Committee supports conservation ambassadors living at the Zoo including our cotton-top tamarins that live in our South American Pavilion. Projecto Titi is just one of many field conservation projects that we have helped in recent years. By Rosamira Guillen, Executive Director, Projecto Tit Cotton-top tamarins are … Continue reading The Zoo’s conservation efforts to help Cotton-top tamarins
Who can sign up for an Online Zoo Adventure Program (ZAP)? Currently, we are accepting requests from groups of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to, school groups, scouts, youth groups, daycare groups, birthday parties, work groups/office meetings, etc. Because we are not pre-scheduling programs, we are not accepting individual registrations at this … Continue reading Online ZAPs: How does this work?
The Chihuahuan is the largest desert in North America Click here to test your desert IQ The Chihuahuan Desert stretches all the way from the southwestern United States deep into the Central Mexican Highlands. Because of the region’s high altitude – 3,000 to 5,000 feet – winters and nights are cool while summer days can … Continue reading Test your desert IQ