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Alameda Park Zoo, Alamogordo

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.8/5 based on 120+ 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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  • Enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon at this lovely zoo. Definitely worth the small fee that they charge. The boys loved the playground. Shady with benches. Can get very close to animals which is nice. S...  read more »
  • We went on a weekday in the early afternoon and it was sad to see so few people here. They have a nice selection of species including many kinds of water fowl including ducks from various regions, rep...  read more »
  • This is really a nice zoo! It's laid out as a nice walk. The animals are interesting. You can expect to spend an hour and a half here and I really enjoyed it!! 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amazing a place this small has a park. The layout is simple and nice play area for the kids Most of the animals here are from the Western Hemisphere from birds to mammals and reptiles plus a giant tortoise
  • Best zoo I have ever been to. You can get very close to every animal. Price is unbeatable. Great play ground for kids. Drive a hour every week just to visit.
  • It was a nice place to take kids with a variety of animals. Wish the water fountains worked.
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