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Construction Projects

Stay updated on closures and progress of improvement projects at the ABQ BioPark.

Click on the artist rendering for a closer look at what to expect at the upcoming Penguin Chill exhibit. 

The ABQ BioPark is creating an enhanced experience for both our residents and human guests. You will notice some construction fences and perhaps small detours around the Zoo. The Zoo remains open and most habitats are available to enjoy.

Habitat Closures at the BioPark

Your Albuquerque tax dollars are at work creating new homes for many of our residents. The following habitats are closed until further notice:

  • Nightwatch (Zoo)
  • Parrots (Zoo)
  • Raptor Roost (Zoo)
  • Butterfly Pavilion (Botanic Garden)

Recently Updated/Added Habitats

  • Malayan tiger (Zoo)
  • Jaguar (Zoo)
  • The Colores Kid's Playground (Zoo)

Current Projects

  • North American river otter (Aquarium)
  • Penguin Chill (Zoo)
  • Elephant Barn expansion (Zoo)

Watch the progress of select construction projects!

Penguin Chill

Before the new Penguins habitat can be built, the previous building must be cleared out.

View time lapse videos of the building demolition:

Camera 1

Camera 2

Bird Annex

Not all projects are in guest areas. We need to build "backstage" areas areas to provide temporary locations for animals to rest when their areas are being renovated.

View a time lapse video of construction of our upcoming bird annex.