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Pachyderm Celebration; Pachy-palooza!

Learn about pachyderms! Elephants, rhinoceros & hippopotamus are amazing creatures. Discover more about them and what you can do to help protect all pachyderms.


Sep 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


ABQ BioPark Zoo
903 10th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


Hands-on discovery stations will educate guests about our pachyderms' natural history and diet. Special stations will also focus on the status of these animals in the wild and how our actions can make a difference. Visitors get the chance to create their own enrichment items, which will be used as food discovery items in the elephant exhibit. There will be games, keeper talks and more.

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can also earn their elephant patch this day.  Read about the Daizy Patch for Girl Scouts.

boy scout and girl scout Daisy the elephant patches

Asian elephants are very rare and your actions matter when it comes to protecting them and their habitats. Find out what zoos are doing to help Asian elephants and how you can help too!

Pachy-palooza Schedule

  • Hippo feeding 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (at hippos)

  • Rhino enrichment 1:30 p.m. (at rhinos)

  • Hippo and rhino keeper talk at 11:45 a.m. (at elephants)

  • Elephant keeper talk and training at 12:15 p.m. (at elephants)

Stations and Activities

Discovery stations open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Most of the events will take place at the elephant exhibit, with special feeding at the hippo exhibit and enrichment at the rhino exhibit.


Included with admission.


ABQ BioPark
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)