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El Paso Zoo Announces New Roar and Snore Overnight Adventures

El Paso, Texas (September 25, 2010). The El Paso Zoo announced today that they are now offering a variety of themed overnight adventures for the fall. Group leaders can now arrange Roar and Snore adventures for community groups and organizations at an amazing half price rate - $20/participant ages 7-12 and $25 per person ages 13 on up.* Beginning in September, these programs will feature new activities and allow participants to choose the focus of their overnight encounters.

Would you like to try your hand at Exploring the African Kalahari? Learn how to plan for your adventure by packing for an upcoming safari and techniques for taking the best pictures.

The Asia Nights package will include exploring animal constellations in the night sky and visiting our Asian nocturnal animals.

If you select an overnight Adventure in the Americas, you'll discover animal tracking methods, scat identification and how to be animal detectives by using all your senses.

Other overnight adventures will focus on Keeper Careers and Nights Alive - how animals use their senses to explore at night.

*In order to participate in our Roar and Snore Adventures, we ask that participants be 7 years old or older, and the number of children to adult chaperones should be 5:1. At least three weeks advance notice for your preferred date is requested, and Roar and Snore Adventures are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. A minimum number of 20 participants is required (or minimum fees will apply), with a maximum capacity of 32 participants.

Sleepovers include evening and early morning guided tours, live animal presentations, nighttime visits to see some of our animals, and animal related activities and crafts. An evening snack and a continental breakfast are included. Participants should bring their pillow, toothbrush, sleeping bag, and sense of adventure!

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The El Paso Zoo is a thirty five-acre home to about 240 species of animals. Approximately 500 mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, 100 fish and 250 invertebrates live in a variety of natural habitat exhibits including a Reptile House, South American Pavilion, Americas Aviary, Cisneros Paraje, Birds of Prey, Forest Atrium, Asian Grasslands and an Elephant Complex. The El Paso Zoo is a member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation.

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