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Alameda Park Zoo, Alamogordo

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Alameda Park Zoo, located in Alamogordo, New Mexico, was founded in 1898 and claims to be the oldest zoo in the Southwestern United States. It is one of three AZA-accredited zoos in New Mexico and participates in the Species Survival Plan for the Mexican wolf.
Notable species at the zoo include
the White Sands pupfish, the Mexican wolf, the Hawaiian goose, and the markhor goat.
The zoo is a Species Survival Plan Captive Facility
for the Mexican gray wolf, and in 2006 there were two wolves resident in the zoo. Three Mexican gray wolf pups were born at the zoo in 1994, and seven in 1995.
The zoo receives birds of prey that have been injured and heals them. If the birds are well enough to return to the wild they are released, otherwise they are kept in the zoo.
Some special exhibits include a lemur exhibit,
a birds of prey exhibit,
and a butterfly garden.
Several programs operate in the Educational Center, including an Eco-Ranger Junior Zookeeper program.
The center is also open to the public for viewing videos and reading books from the collection. Some animals are housed in the center.
Alameda Park Zoo is accredited through March 2011 by Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is one of about 220 zoos to hold AZA accreditation, and one of only three in New Mexico (the other two are Albuquerque Biological Park and Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad).
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Alameda Park Zoo Reviews

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  • Who doesn't love watching monkees? No BIG animals. It is small but that makes it easy to walk and doesn't take all day.  more »
  • A small zoo doing well in a small town with a great DT park! Great for a stroll or a Picnic with family or friends  more »
  • I thought this would be a quick 30 min stop, and we stayed for 2 hours. What a gem for this city! And only a few dollars!! Very nice facility with a variety of animals. The lemurs are little...  more »
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  • Great little zoo. Perfect for a couple of hours . Staff members Becca and Foster were exceptional, greatly enhanced the visit. Very Reasonable entry fee. Gift store with ice cream treats. Have children program. Call or view online. The animals seem happy and tame. Watch out for the young brunette rushing around in the Jeep she's miserable and not helpful at all. Not a BIG zoo, however for a small town it's great. Great place for kids. There's a kiddie railroad next door, has strange hours, best to call ahead. This is a lovely little town.
  • It was a small zoo but absolutely a great way to spend an hour and $5 for 2 people. I wasn't expecting much but we were pleasantly surprised to see all the animals that they have. I was expecting only a few enclosures but it just kept going! Loved it!
  • Great little zoo. Very cheap ($2.50) to get into and lots of nice animals. There was a bird in the aviary that would land on our heads! We loved it. Perfect for a nice walk.
  • For $2.50 entrance fee, this attraction is hard to beat. It only takes about 30 minutes to an hour to see everything. (We have an infant so it was a quick visit) The zoo has many exotic animals for your viewing pleasure. You can feed ducks, there is a walk-in aviary, and a brand new playground. Overall, very surprised this existed in this small small town. Worth a visit.
  • This is a fantastic example of what a quality small zoo should be. The exhibits for each enclosure are clean enrichment and animal focused. The animals appear as though they are never had a stressed moment and live in pairs or better social groups. I have been to many zoos and this is one of my favorites. There is also a large park area and kids play area if you were to have a kids party or company event. This area would support probably up to 100 people.

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