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El Paso Zoo, El Paso

3.6
#2 of 9 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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  • We had time to waste before our flight back home so we decided to go to the zoo. Weather was great, security staff was great and helpful when we were lost, animals were awesome. Little sad some of the...  more »
  • very large and wide variety of animals, if you want to spend a day with your small family agreadable this is the place
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  • We like it so much we own the pass. The best part for small children is the tree house playground and the splash pad in the summer. The exhibits are nice. Not a ton of exhibits so you can see the whol...  more »
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  • The zoo itself (facilities) are nice. The employees were nice, thoughtful. The animals seemed to be well taken care of but the sea lion was depressed and lonely as were the elephants. There was only one of each. I think they are social animals and how can they be if another of their own kind isn't with them.
  • We had an amazing time at the zoo. We enjoyed walking around and seeing all the animals in their in their habitat enjoying themselves. We especially enjoyed the bird show. My daughter volunteered for the the dollar trick except the bird was not fallen for it. She had to walk the bird back to its cage. All in all it was an amazing show.
  • This is a must see in El Paso! The El Paso Zoo is a great day trip for adults and kids. Tickets are reasonably priced and they actually have a lot of animals. There is a nice playground for any child ages 2-12 and they have a small train that gives an exclusive look at some of exhibits for a little extra cost. Overall, I was impressed with the zoo the handful of times I've gone, A+
  • It is a very good and enjoyable time. One of our favorite activities in the city. The only reason for four stars is when in comparison to the top zoos in the country. Also, it's only getting better with continual upgrades.
  • Smaller than the other zoo's I've been to. Was also about half the price. Was very clean, had a nice layout and a nice variety of animals. The only exhibit I didn't like was the elephants. They were separated and didn't appear happy or very healthy.
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