Rio Grande Zoo - Albuquerque, NM
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ganurse
N 35° 04.635 W 106° 39.650
13S E 348581 N 3882871
Quick Description: This is a small and older zoo located in downtown Albuquerque, NM; however, you would never know it!! NICE..
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 3:31:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM3G9V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Min Dawg
Views: 18

Long Description:
Founded in 1927, the 64-acre Rio Grande Zoo offers visitors close encounters with more than 250 species of exotic and native animals. Popular species include seals and sea lions, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, elephants, polar bears, giraffes, hippos, camels, tamarins, koalas, Mexican wolves, mountain lions, monkeys, jaguars, zebras and rhinoceros. State-of-the-art exhibit design and eye-pleasing landscaping enhance zoo animal husbandry by creating naturalistic habitats with trees, grasses, water features and rockwork. Walking distance through the zoo is about 2.25 miles. The Rio Grande Zoo is a facility of the Albuquerque Biological Park.

LOCATION: 903 Tenth Street SW, south of Lead and Coal and north of Bridge Blvd.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Hours of Operation
Summer schedule:
9am - 5pm weekdays
9am to 6pm Saturdays and Sundays May 31 through August 31
(also open until 6:00pm on Labor Day, September 1)

Winter schedule:
9am - 5pm every day of the week, September 4-May 25

Closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day and December 25.

$7 for Adults 13 - 64 years
$3 for Seniors 65 and older
$3 for Children 3 - 12 years

Zoo Website address: [Web Link]

Admission Cost: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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