Visitors to the San Antonio Zoo, don’t miss their newest exhibit, Chupacabra! A local folklore or is it something more? Many Texas ranchers insist it is a real vampire, a danger to their livestock, while others claim it’s just Bigfoot’s hairless pet! The zoo takes a fun look at this mythical creature and hopes to open up your curiosity at conserving all the earth’s animals, even those that haven’t really been discovered yet!
San Antonio Zoo is thrilled to host a grand opening for a new species that has
never before been featured at a zoological facility, the Chupacabra. The Chupacabra is a
legendary creature in local folklore. The name comes from the animal’s reported habit of
attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats. Chupacabra can be translated as
“goat-sucker” from Chupa (to suck), and Cabra (goat). According to biologists and wildlife
management officials, the Chupacabra was an urban legend…or is it? At the grand opening of
the Chupacabra habitat, our culinary team will be on hand featuring a new drink called “The
Goat Sucker,” the drink will feature a set of plastic Chupacabra teeth and will come in both adult
cocktail and kid-friendly mocktail versions.
“We’re excited to educate the public and our visitors about the elusive and legendary
Chupacabra,” said Tim Morrow, President & CEO San Antonio Zoo “This new one of a kind
habitat is sure to spark both the imagination of what wildlife exists that we haven’t yet
discovered and the desire to conserve species, both known and unknown.”
Chupacabra Grand Opening
Saturday, September 19th
• Zoo Hours: 10 am-7 pm
• Chupacabra exhibit open to the public near the bat exhibit
• Chupacabra Fiesta medals will be on sale for the first time
• Chupacabra Burger and “The Goat Sucker” specialty drink (available for adults and kids)
will be sold near the jaguar exhibit
San Antonio Zoo
3903 S. St. Marys Street, San Antonio
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