Del Carmen White-tailed Deer, Big Bend National Park
Chihuahuan Desert animals at the zoo remind us of our wild connections right here in our backyard
The El Paso Zoo is home to over 200 species of animals from faraway places around the world. In an hour or two you can see animals representing habitats from the Amazon rainforest of South America, the savannas of East Africa and the mountains of the Amur River region of Russia. All are special with fascinating adaptations for survival, but those that live right here in El Paso and the surrounding mountains remind us that we too are living in a habitat, one called the Chihuahuan Desert.
Animals from the Chihuahuan Desert that live at the El Paso Zoo include the Mexican wolf, javelina, American Turkey, prairie dog, Sandhill Crane, bolson tortoise, Harris Hawk, Roadrunner, grey-banded kingsnake, Mexican milksnake, Woodhouse’s toad, and Carbonera pupfish. More
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Check out these links
-Ecobased Conservation in the Chihuahuan Desert
-Chihuahuan Desert Natural History Course Online from the UTEP Centennial Museum website
-El Paso Outside A Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition Conservation Project
-Land of Lost Borders
-The Spiral Dance Reflections on Big Bend National Park
-The Mammals of Texas Online Edition
-Takota, a Golden Eagle from the El Paso Zoo.
-Trans Pecos Audubon Bird Checklists. Discover our Chihuahuan Desert Birds
-Share El Paso with Native Plants and Wildlife.
-Native Tree List. Help create wildlife habitat in your neighborhood, plant a native tree in your front yard to provide shade on your street near the sidewalk and somewhere in your backyard.
-Ever Seen a Big Bend Quonker?
-Eco-based Conservation in the Chihuahuan Desert - WWF
-Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, Fort Davis, Texas
-El Paso Naturally Blog
-Checklist to Mammals of Carlsbad Caverns National Park