Zoo Babies

Albuquerque's zoo is home to many babies. See them grow.

banner-baby-elephantNew life is growing and thriving at the ABQ BioPark Zoo!

Zoo babies are always exciting additions. Some of the zoo’s newest baby inhabitants include a snow leopard, ocelots, a giraffe and Mexican gray wolf.

Our Actions Matter

Zoos around the world help protect animals through Species Survival Plans (SSP). Organized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), SSP Programs arrange adult pairs to maintain genetic diversity.

The BioPark participates in Species Survival Plans for 29 different species. Here is information on just a few:

  • The ABQ BioPark is an Elephant Breeding Facility and is home to a multi-generational herd.
  • White rhinos (Ceratotherium simum simum) nearly went extinct in the early 1900s due to poaching for horns. Captive breeding programs have helped restore populations to 20,000 individuals.
  • Orangutans are critically endangered due to deforestation and habitat loss, but babies born at the Zoo help ensure the survival of the species.
  • The BioPark is a leader in snow leopard conservation, breeding and raising young with unparalleled success.

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