Ocelot Training

From July 03, 2014 2:30 pm until July 03, 2014 3:30 pm

Categories: Daily Attractions

Ocelot Training Program

The Zoo's ocelot training program is similar in focus to our African lion training program where small pieces of meat are used to encourage special behaviors designed to give our keepers an up close daily opportunity to check on the animal's health and well-being.   Every day at 2:30pm an education specialist joins one of our keepers in explaining how our ocelot is trained and in providing interesting information about the status of ocelots in the wild.  Here in the United States ocelots are highly endangered.  The El Paso Zoo is supporting conservation efforts for the last wild viable population of wild ocelots in South Texas.
2014-07-03 14:30:00
2014-07-03 15:30:00

 



OTHER EVENT NEWS:

Animal presentations are subject to cancellation without notice.


Giraffe Encounters

Our Zoo Giraffe Encounters have been temporarily cancelled. We are remodeling the Giraffe Encounter area and will resume our encounters when remodeling is completed by early January.


Daily Sea Lion Program

Our daily sea lion programs have been cancelled until further notice. We are introducing our female sea lion Sushi to our male sea lion LB. Once we know that they are compatible we hope to resume our daily training programs.