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Endangered Species Awareness Week

Discovery stations around the Zoo will focus on the world's most imperiled animals.

May 10, 2018 - The ABQ BioPark is home to a number of endangered species, including the Komodo dragon of Indonesia.

Visitors can learn about the plight of endangered species all over the world during Endangered Species Awareness Week from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily from May 14-18.

"Currently, more than 50 percent of the world's species are estimated to be at risk of extinction by the end of the century, but the ABQ BioPark is doing what it can to help," said Audrey Lenzi, ABQ BioPark Zoo education specialist. "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:

Monday, May 14: African painted dog
Tuesday, May 15: Wattled crane
Wednesday, May 16: Komodo dragon 
Thursday, May 17: Asian elephants
Friday, May 18: Malayan tigers  
Keeper chats will occur at 11 a.m. each day.

Events are included with regular zoo admission.