From July 08, 2014 2:30 pm until July 08, 2014 3:30 pm
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.