Cinco de Mayo at the Abilene Zoo

Cinco de Mayo at the Abilene Zoo

By Kelly Thompson, Marketing & Development Coordinator, Abilene Zoo

 

 

 

ABILENE, TEXAS – Sunday, May 4, the Abilene Zoo will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by highlighting zoo animals indigenous to Mexico. Mexican flags will mark the zoo’s many species that are native to that country, such as the jaguar, vultures, caras and many reptiles. Educational information will be displayed in both Spanish and English. At scheduled times, zoo keepers will be available to chat with guests and learn more about other native Mexican species such as the ocelot, great horned owl or Coahulian box turtle.Even the Watering Hole concession stand will spice things up with a special menu for the day. Guests can enjoy the fiesta for the cost of regular admission to the zoo, and, as always, members are admitted free.{{more}}###About the Abilene Zoo: The Abilene Zoo is home to more than 900 animals from 250 species. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kids’ activities, including camps, birthday parties and Behind the Scenes Tours. The Abilene Zoo is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admittance is 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 3-12, $5 for seniors aged 60+. Members are admitted free. Memberships start at $30. www.abilenezoo.org. 325-676-6085. During the summer months, the zoo is open every Thursday until 9 p.m., with admission ending at 8:30 p.m.