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Albuquerque Zoo: Unexpected Morning Delight

It was a slow weekend with pleasant weather and few plans. Although we’ve lived in Santa Fe for over three years, it never occurred to us to visit the Albuquerque Zoo (an hour’s drive away). After all, we’d been to the famed San Diego Zoo and affiliated Safari Park and agreed that everything else would pale in comparison.

The Albuquerque Zoo is actually part of the much larger Bio Park, which curves along the edge of the Rio Grande River. The complex includes an aquarium, botanic garden, and even a beach. To our surprise, the zoo contains animals from six continents, has a few critters we’d never heard of, and is large enough to offer train rides. Sure, it’s not on the same scale as San Diego, but it provides a low-key way to observe contented-seeming animals in a clean, peaceful setting.

There are also interactive exhibits, daily shows (seasonal), several food options and shopping.

For more information: zoo website.


What’s your favorite zoo?

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Juliann
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I like visiting zoos in various cities. They often have different animals. For instance, we do not have kangaroos at the Cincinnati Zoo, but we do have albino alligators and white Bengal tigers. I’d say the CIncinnati Zoo is my favorite, though I really enjoyed the Denver Zoo, too.
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The Duo
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I miss the white Bengal tigers at the zoo… And zoo babies. When we return to visit Dad next time I’ll have to take Juliet there. :)

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