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Zoo To Unveil Zebras, Giraffes This Weekend

Zebras and giraffes will make their debut at the El Paso Zoo this weekend as part of the zoo’s new African exhibit.

?We?re very excited to bring zebras and giraffes to El Paso. This is the biggest animal introduction we?ve made since releasing our lions and meerkats in early spring. And, what makes this all the more exciting is that one of our zebras gave birth to a foal on June 29th.? said Steve Marshall, Director of the El Paso Zoo.

The zebras and giraffes are scheduled to make their first public appearance on Saturday, July 3, 2010 along with a host of other animals native to the African plains emulated in the new Passport to Africa Exhibit, including ostriches, crowned cranes, and other unusual waterfowl native to Africa.

?We expect to see four of the six zebras that we currently have on-premise, and hope that all of our giraffes will come out and play on Saturday,? added Marshall.

The El Paso Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. and the ticket booth closes at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information contact Rick LoBello, Education Curator at the El Paso Zoo at (915) 521-1850.

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