El Paso Zoo opens state-of-the-art Wildlife Amphitheater
December 14, 2016

EL PASO, Texas –On Wednesday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m., the El Paso Zoo will host the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the highly-anticipated Wildlife Amphitheater, followed immediately by El Paso’s first Wings of the World bird show.  

This unique new venue, boasting 300-seats in a state-of-the-art amphitheater, is one of the several exciting Quality of Life Bond projects that has now been completed throughout the City of El Paso. The theater will be a place for guests to engage and learn in a whole new way through animal encounters, educational programs, concerts, and much more.

The El Paso Zoo is proud to welcome Wings of the World to the Wildlife Amphitheater stage, thanks to a generous sponsorship from Paul and Alejandra Foster and the El Paso Zoological Society. Wings of the World is a world-renowned free flight bird show and will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Zoo guests to experience the majesty of animals as they swoop, soar, and dive through the air. The show will be led by Joe Krathwohl – known as The Birdman – who has dedicated himself to the care and preservation of birds and has developed the largest free flight bird show in the world (and the only show featuring trained condors and cassowary!).

Public Wings of the World shows will begin Saturday, December 17. Shows will take place at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends and 2 p.m. on weekdays. 

This project was made possible by the 2012 Quality of Life Bond, through which the El Paso Zoo was approved for $50 million to complete a 10-year master plan that will allow the Zoo to continue to be an engaging place of discovery, a respected center for informal environmental education, a contributor to stewardship-based conservation action – and a destination for great fun!