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December 9, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Spring River Park & Zoo
1306 E. College Blvd.
Roswell, NM 88201
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Name the zoo's new longhorns!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Public's help sought to name zoo's new longhorns

Two of the newest additions to the Spring River Park and Zoo are in need of names.  The zoo is asking for suggestions from the public in order to select monikers for its pair of 1-year-old longhorn cattle.  People should submit their name suggestions online at  The name suggestions for these young male longhorns are being accepted until Dec. 27.  The final selection of the names will be made by the zookeepers from among the suggestions submitted online.  The citizens who come up with the names that are selected will each receive a prize that is still being determined.   Zoo staff and Friends of the Spring River Zoo invite the public to join them at the Longhorn exhibit Saturday (Dec. 1) at 10:45 am for the official kickoff of the naming process as part of the first day of the zoo's "25 Days of Zoo Christmas" during which the zoo animals will be receiving gifts throughout December.  The Friends group members will be serving candy canes & hot cocoa Saturday. For more information call 575-624-6760.