El Paso Zoo is at 4001 E. Paisano Dr. The 35-acre zoo features animals from Africa, Asia and the Americas in natural settings. Family attractions include the African Star train, the Hunt Family Splash Pad and the Foster Tree House Playground.
Lions, giraffes and zebras are highlights of the African Savannah exhibit, while the Asian Complex is home to elephants, tigers and orangutans. The Americas section features such animals as California sea lions, Andean bears and reptiles, as well as an aviary with a waterfall, plants and flowers. Animal presentations are held daily, and weekend Giraffe Encounter sessions allow visitors to feed the gentle giants.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.