Ellen Trout Zoo Makes an International Donation

The Ellen Trout Zoo recently made a generous donation to a fellow zoo far away from Lufkin. Zookeepers sent two spectacled owls to a zoo in Belize. The Belize zoo contacted Ellen Trout about displaying the animals.

Zookeeper Wendi Plowman said, "Their zoo just houses their local animals that are in Belize to do conservation education for the people of Belize. They were looking for a pair and through another zoo, we got contacted, and we had a pair that we could send down there for them."

The spectacled owl is from Central America. It's not the first animal Lufkin zookeepers have given to Belize. They also sent a jaguar to the zoo.