The El Paso Zoo is getting some new work done thanks to the approval by the El Paso City Council.

The new $557,784 construction project is one of the zoo’s Quality of Life Bond projects that will create a new exhibit space for new animals especially the El Paso Zoo African Wetlands Red River hog exhibit and holding building.

Back in On November 6, 2012, El Paso voters approved $470 million worth of improvements to parks, libraries, museums, downtown and the El Paso Zoo.  Now, the El Paso Zoo will benefit from the Quality of Life Bond by building and expanding the African Wetlands River hog exhibit and other area buildings. Improvements will not only encompass the interior but the exterior of habitats and buildings.

Improvements include:

  • An interior and exterior behind the scenes living space
  • A new exhibit area
  • Improvements to the existing wetlands pond exhibit
  • Shading and training areas for animals

The bid for the new construction project goes to Pride General Contractors, LLC of El Paso. The company has more than 30 years of experience in both small and large scale construction, repair, and alteration projects focusing on commercial, industrial and private contracting.