ZOO’S MEXICAN BURRO TO MAKE PREDICATION OF 2014 FIFA WORLD CUPTM WINNER

 Community Is Invited To Share In World Cup Fun

 WHAT:  The El Paso Zoo’s Mexican Burro, Cisco, will predict this year’s World Cup winner. A soccer enthusiast, Cisco will cast his vote by selecting the    team’s soccer ball set out for him in his exhibit by keepers. Will he choose Germany or Argentina?

This fun activity will serve as one of his enrichment activities for the day. Animal enrichment is provided to animals to provide mental and physical        stimulation in their daily lives. Cisco enjoys kicking around soccer balls   and this will provide him a fun and unique experience that our Zoo   visitors will also enjoy.  

“This is Cisco’s first time predicting the winner of a game but we think it will be fun since he loves playing soccer,” said Kenny Riley, Senior Keeper. “Visitors don’t always get to watch him play because he’s shy but we’re hoping his enthusiasm for soccer will help him overcome his bashfulness.”

WHEN:                  Friday, July 11, 2014; 2:30 p.m.                                             

WHERE:               Mexican Burro Exhibit, Americas Section of the ZooEl Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano Dr., El Paso, Texas, 79905

About El Paso Zoo
Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the Foster Tree House Playground, African Star train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring water feature and Giraffe Encounters. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. For more information, visit elpasozoo.org. For news and exclusive content, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/elpasozoo), Twitter (www.twitter.com/elpasozoo) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/theelpasozoo).

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EL PASO ZOO OPEN FRIDAY, JULY 4

As a reminder, the El Paso Zoo will be open on Friday, July 4th for Independence Day. 

Regular zoo hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ticket gate closes at 4 p.m.

For more information call 521-1850 or visit elpasozoo.org.

Please help us remind the public about the above schedule.

BUG OUT WITH THE EL PASO ZOO AS WE CELEBRATE BUG AWARENESS WEEKEND ON AUGUST 2 & 3

 Live Bug Displays, Bug Cuisine and much more!

El Paso, TX (June 27, 2014) – Join us on August 2 and 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to celebrate Bug Awareness Weekend. The Zoo will feature live bugs from North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Come explore the world of bugs and find a new respect for the six + legged creatures of the land.

And don’t miss out on our most popular activity- bug cooking and tasting with the Zoo’s Executive Chef Miguel Guillen. Zoo guests will be able to enjoy unique food items such as Roasted Leaf Cutter Ants, Cricket Chip Cookies, Thai Grasshopper Stir Fry, Cinnamon Wax Worm Crunch, and Sweet Cricket Popcorn. Learn how you can make these delicacies at home from our very own chef. (Time and location of bug cooking and tasting TBD.)

Live bug displays will be set up throughout the Zoo at the El Paso Water Utilities Discovery Center, El Paso Electric Kalahari Research Station, and Asia Discovery Center for all to see. Check out the new species of bugs this year including Tanzanian Redclawed scorpion, Brazilian black tarantula, a Giant African Millipede and many more.  

Other activities include “Amazing Bug Stories” and arts & crafts. Don’t forget to bring a towel to cool off in the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad or monkey around at the Foster Tree House Playground.

For more information about the event, visit elpasozoo.org. Thank you to our supporting sponsors One Source Federal Credit Union.

The zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ticket booth closes at 4 p.m. Admission prices are $6 for 3–12 yrs.; $10 for 13–59 yrs.; $7.50 for 60 yrs. & older; children 2 and under are free; active military and spouse with I.D. $7.50.

About El Paso Zoo
Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the Foster Tree House Playground, African Star train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring water feature and Giraffe Encounters. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. For more information, visit elpasozoo.org. For news and exclusive content, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/elpasozoo), Twitter (www.twitter.com/elpasozoo) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/theelpasozoo).

Media Contact: Karla Martinez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (915) 740-0033 (cell)