Wildlife West Nature Park is so much more than your typical zoo. This park, just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, New Mexico offers a home for animals native to Southwestern USA that aren't able to be released back into the wild.
And YOU get to visit these animals and support the cause!
Wildlife West Nature Park is open year round, and welcomes families to come and learn all about these amazing creatures, hear their stories and give kids an understanding about conservation and rehabilitation.
Kids can meet the adorable owls, and even eagles. There are cheeky roadrunners, impressive elk, and even the slow tortoise. Birds of Prey also call this nature park home, as do foxes, prairie dogs and more.
All the birds and animals at Wildlife West Nature Park are non-releasable, in keeping with their philosophy of bringing education to the public without harming ecological balances in other parts of the region.
The habitats are designed to provide the best possible combination of viewing opportunities and harmonious living for our residents, and our animal enrichment programs ensure that the animals are both physically and mentally healthy.
An invaluable learning experience for the kids at this New Mexico nature park, Wildlife West is a "zoo" making a difference! You just might be inspired!
Take your camera!
All your support is appreciated by the park, so in addition to visiting, you can donate, become a member, or even volunteer!
Wildlife West is just minutes east of Albuquerque, and a few more minutes from Santa Fe in Edgewood, New Mexico. Take Interstate 40 to exit 187 (Edgewood). At the end of the exit ramp, turn North. Turn left at the Conoco station heading West on the North Frontage Road. Continue until you see the entrance to the park on the right. Approximate driving time from Albuquerque: 20 minutes.
Just give them a call to chat about the accessibility of the park, they will be happy to advise!
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10am - 6pm Mid-March to end of October. (12pm - 4pm rest of year)
Open year round
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