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Endangered Species Awareness Week

Learn about the world's most imperiled animals.

05/11/2017 - The ABQ BioPark is home to a number of endangered species, including the black and white ruffed lemur from Madagascar.

The Zoo will host Endangered Species Awareness Week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily from May 15 to 19.

"While more than 2,400 animals are currently labeled as critically endangered, the ABQ BioPark is doing what it can to help," said Cheri Vogel, ABQ BioPark education curator. "Among other things, visitors will learn about selective breeding programs here at the Zoo and what they can do to help endangered species."


Discovery stations will be set up at a different animal habitat each day. Schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: Chinese alligator
  • Tuesday: Hartmann's mountain zebra
  • Wednesday: Malayan tiger
  • Thursday: Asian elephant
  • Friday: Black and white ruffed lemur

Events are included with regular zoo admission.