So you've been in El Paso for a while now and you're looking for something new… maybe even a little wild? How about getting into a staring contest with a pride of lions? Or catching an infectious smile as a family of meerkats shoot a curious glance your way?
It's not the typical El Paso experience, but, then again, visiting the El Paso Zoo is anything but typical. The park looks as though it was carved right out of the city, an expansive green space that is home to exotic animal species from around the world.
Burrowing owls are loosing their homes in our area due to new development projects. The El Paso Zoo is helping these owls by working in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in building artificial nesting sites.
When owls need help with new places to call home we go to the area and dig trenches filled in with PVC pipe and a nesting box where the owls can move in and set up housekeeping.
In 2008 we built several new owl homes in the Lower Valley. One week later some owls moved in and soon after young owlets were seen.
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