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El Paso Zoo, El Paso

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#2 of 10 in Parks in El Paso
Home to exotic animals from around the world, El Paso Zoo provides a place to learn about wild creatures. The zoo is split into three major sections: animals of the Americas, animals of Asia, and animals of Africa. Take the opportunity to visit the critically endangered species housed here, like the Amur leopard, Mexican wolves, and the Aruba rattlesnake. Kids will enjoy a ride on the African Star Train through the African exhibit to see animals like giraffes, zebras, and ostriches. To learn more, attend one of the zoo's animal training sessions or meet with zoo staff at one of the educational programs offered in several exhibits. Make El Paso Zoo a centerpiece of your El Paso vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our El Paso road trip tool .
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  • My husband is stationed on Fort Bliss and we share a love for animals and decided to check out El Paso’s zoo!!! Had so much fun!!! Loved watching people get to feed the tortoises!!!  more »
  • we loved this zoo animals well cared for ground very clean animals living quarters clean food amazing  more »
  • Don’t be discouraged because this zoo looks small! The place is super cute and really CLEAN. We really enjoyed the little train ride around the park!  more »
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  • We love going to the zoo here. My little one really enjoys it. Though, choose your times to go wisely due to the high temps. Overall, it is a very enjoyable time, just plan ahead, bring some snacks, drinks and enjoy a few hours of family and animals time. The new area that just opened with the carousel is really nice. Be warned ,if you are going to take pics with the cement elephants touch them first, they get very hot and will burn you. Other than that, we love our little zoo.
  • The El Paso Zoo is slowly coming into its own. While it is, at present, a fairly small zoo, there are expansions being built that will greatly add to its appeal and size. Given its current scope, I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the zoo was laid out, and how engaging the current exhibits were. Despite my warm sentiments for the El Paso Zoo, I would like to either see the train ride expanded beyond Africa, or have the ride included in the price of admission. At present, it really isn't worth paying for separately. My feelings on the train notwithstanding, I see the El Paso Zoo as a great local place to visit for an hour or two.
  • This is a nice zoo. A bit small for a zoo but it's a good place for kids as well as for adults. I love that in the summer they often do after hours so it's not super hot to walk around. Will be going back in the fall.
  • It's a fun little zoo to spend a few hours at. Constantly under construction, which is good (more exhibits in the future) and bad (some exhibits get closed temporarily). The animals are varied and obviously well taken care of.
  • It was a great experience for a small zoo. Several different animals you wouldn't see at a normal big city zoo. We went right as they opened and it was cool outside and not too crowded. Thumbs up from this family!
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