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Alameda Park Zoo, Alamogordo

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Zoo / Aquarium
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 gray wolf.FeaturesNotable species at the zoo includethe White Sands pupfish, the Mexican gray wolf, the Hawaiian goose, and the markhor goat.The zoo is a Species Survival Plan Captive Facilityfor 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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TripAdvisor
  • Decided to swing by here after an afternoon of driving around the area. Great place to stretch your legs and see some neat animals. Price of admission for an adult is only $2.50 so very reasonable act...  more »
  • Take the kids. It's a small zoo but well kept. Love the slow pace of walking around. Close to Holloman AFB  more »
  • We used this as a nice spot to get out and stretch, let the kids run off some energy after long car ride. Is very well maintained, nice small zoo, very affordable price so worked out very well for us....  more »
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  • A great venue to spend the day with the family or have a birthday party for the kiddos! Amazing animals!
  • It's small but the animals are active. Fantastic afternoon date for about $5.
  • While this zoo can't compare to zoo's in larger cities, we were really pleasantly surprised by how much they had and how well it was done. We only went there as something to do with our small child. But this ended up being the highlight of Alamogordo.
  • Small zoo, quite quaint, but not a lot of animals to see. We managed to walk through in about an hour. The price is right ($5 per adult, kids free).
  • I was surprised of the variety of animals this zoo had!! It was extremely inexpensive and had a good range from large predators to exotic animals like kangaroos. It was a great time! It took about 1.5 hours to go through the entire zoo and take time looking at the animals.