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Alameda Park Zoo, Alamogordo

(3.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My husband and I loved this zoo. We had an enjoyable 2 hrs strolling through the zoo. It was clean, well organized, relatable, and just plain interesting. The animals were recognizable and seamed very...  more »
  • For an entrance fee of $2.50, we weren't expecting much, plus we are used to big city zoos. Imagine our surprise that this zoo has some well done exhibits and a decent selection of animals. Great plac...  more »
  • I love this zoo! Its on the smaller side, which makes it great for smaller children with shorter attention spans. They have been working diligently to upgrade some of the facilities, for instance they...  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.