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El Paso Water Utilities Discovery Center Now Open Daily

The recently completed EPWU Discovery Education Center is located within the El Paso Zoo. The center features interactive exhibits that teach pre-school through elementary school-aged children about the Chihuahuan desert and water resources. Zoo education specialists and volunteers present an assortment of animal encounter programs for school groups and other visitors.

One of the newest exhibits features animals that live in and around desert springs. For more information on curriculum based programs at the center as part of a field trip learn about
El Paso's Zoo Adventure Programor contact Zoo Adventure Coordinator at 915-521-1894.



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The El Paso Zoo is a thirty five-acre home to about 228 species of animals. Approximately 420 mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, 100 fish and 300 invertebrates live in a variety of natural habitat exhibits including a Reptile House, South American Pavilion, Americas Aviary, Cisneros Paraje, Birds of Prey, Forest Atrium, Asian Grasslands and an Elephant Complex. The El Paso Zoo is a member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation.

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Our mission is to celebrate the value of animals and natural resources and to create opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature.