The El Paso Zoo announces the re-opening of an amazing exhibit!

The grand re-opening of the exhibit will take place on Saturday, May 11th. This event will include a live history presentation featuring various Spanish Colonial characters and guests will also have the opportunity to participate in activities of the time and learn what paraje life was like starting at 11 a.m. till 3 p.m.

The exhibit was originally opened in 1996 and has now received improvements including the addition of domestic breeds of livestock animals and artifact replicas from the 1600’s and 1700’s.

The objective of the exhibit is to help guests imagine what life was like for early explorers traveling through El Paso along the Camino Real.

Animals in the exhibit include five domestic breeds of livestock animals, the Ossabaw Island hogs, Spanish goats, a Mexican burro, Navajo-Churro sheep and Santa Cruz Island Sheep.

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