November 12, 2010. The El Paso Zoo Passport to Africa habitat has eight new antelope living in the northern savanna area of the Africa exhibit. Joining the giraffe herd are a pair of greater kudu and a family of Thomson's gazelles. 
March 17, 2011. Takota, the El Paso Zoo's golden eagle, celebrates his one-year anniversary of being on public programs. In March 2010, Takota began visiting with guests during public programs and since then has made appearances at regularly scheduled zoo programs as well as several off grounds programs. Some notable appearances have been at the Franklin Mountains Poppy Celebration, Music Under the Stars and at An Evening with Jack Hanna at the Plaza Theater where he was one of the featured animals on stage. 
The El Paso Electric Kalahari Research Station at the El Paso Zoo celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, April 23, 2011.