Thursday, December 22, 2011

Chihuahuan Desert Animals at the El Paso Zoo (and some other ones too!)

Mexican gray wolf
The El Paso Zoo (open during the holidays, except December 25 and January 1) allows a close-up view of some of the animals of our Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.  Pictured here are the Mexican wolf and javelina.   The Zoo is located on 35 acres of open space in El Paso and is a great place to visit with the family; it is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Want to visit?  Click here to go to the Zoo's website, with more information about the animals, exhibits, and details about visiting!

You might have seen them from the road during your travels through the Texas Mountain Trail region...learn more about javelinas here.

The Mexican Gray Wolf used to roam our region, but is now nearly extinct in the lower 48.  Learn more about this animal from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, here.

What else can you see at the El Paso Zoo?  Take a look!

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