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The El Paso Zoo is a zoo located in El Paso, Texas. The 35-acre (14 ha) facility houses animals representing over 220 species, including such critically endangered species as the Amur leopard and the Aruba rattlesnake. The zoo is home to a sea lion exhibit, which hosts daily shows, as well as exotic animals from around the world with feature attractions such as the African Star train and the Hunt Family Desert Spring. The zoo recently expanded in size with the addition on the new African Exhibit featuring lions, zebras, and giraffes.
|Monday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
This place has improved greatly over the years. Looking forward to all the improvements to come. The new Asia region is beautiful. The new carosel is gorgeous! Definitely somewhere you can take the kids and spend the day.
We were expecting more for the price we paid. I wish the exhibits were more friendly towards disabled people, I do appreciate the ramps for wheel chairs but what good is it if you have to stand up in order to see into the exhibits. The train ride should be covered with the entrance fee at least until there are more animals to see. The bird show was great and the play area was nice. I understand that it is expensive to run a zoo but PLEASE take the disabled community into consideration, children with special needs love the zoo too.
It's a small zoo and I understand that. But when 40% of the exhibits are "under construction" it really makes you wonder why you went. I've been going since I was a child and not much has changed. The seal exhibits downstairs should have actual fish in the tanks rather than saying to recycle. It's a shame that they used to bond that they got to not make the zoo bigger but to put a carousel that's going to be cool but I think should have been for some much needed new animals.
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!
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 zoo has been improving but they still have a lot of work to do. Some animals need a better habitat area. Also more mature trees for the animals and people to have shaded areas.
This is a pretty good zoo with a great layout. I highly recommend trying catch the giraffe feeding times. It can get hot here so consider water bottles, you can refill them at the drinking fountains.
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.
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.
Cute zoo and the kids love it. Animals seem well cared for and it’s clean. However, it’s small! Not a ton of exhibits and now there’s even less because they are remodeling a portion that isn’t scheduled to be finished till 2019. However, we got a year membership (with a military discount) and it serves the purpose of being a great weekly activity to take the toddler out to stretch her legs. It takes about and hour/hour and ½ to see everything. If you have kids, bring a swim suit as they do have a splash pad next to a large play area for the kids.