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Welcome to the ABQ BioPark Zoo

Gorilla photo by Tina Deines

Located next to the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the 64-acre Zoo has been offering guests close encounters with exotic and native animals since 1927. Download a zoo map (updated October 2020).

Today at the Zoo

Special Experiences

Upcoming Events

Visit the ABQ BioPark Calendar.

Amazon Wish Lists

The NM BioPark Society has set up several Amazon wish lists for the ABQ BioPark Zoo's residents. The lists feature everything from pig-shaped piñatas for large carnivores to rip into to heavy duty trash containers that can be used to create ice treats for big cats and other carnivores. Browse the lists and make a purchase for the animals.

Latest BioPark News

ABQ BioPark Limited Reopening

The Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach and the Zoo are now open. Special precautions at the Botanic Garden and Zoo include online timed ticketing, select one-way paths and increased frequent cleaning of touch-points. Select indoor spaces including Penguin Chill and the reptile building at the Zoo and the BUGarium at the Botanic Garden are open.


Learn about hummingbirds and learn how to make healthy nectar for these tiny feathered pollinators.

Facility Closure Update

The City of Albuquerque will be extending facility closures, event cancellations and similar COVID-related changes through May 15 or later