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Naturally Evolving

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

We're Putting Your ABQ BioPark Gross Receipts Tax Dollars To Work

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. Many of our projects are funded by the Gross Receipts Tax, passed by voters and enacted in 2016. Access the 2022 GRT report.

Current Projects

Your Albuquerque tax dollars are at work creating new homes for many of our residents. 

Australia

Australia Tile Naturally Evolving
Our renovated Australia exhibit will be home to wombats, saltwater crocodiles, Tasmanian devils and more! Preview Australia.

Asia

Asia Tile Naturally Evolving
Our new Asia exhibit will be home to Steller's sea eagles, snow leopards, orangutans and more! Preview the site plan.

Completed Projects

View some of our recently completed projects that were made possible by GRT funds.

Elephant Observation Deck

Asian Elephant Observation Deck
Zoo, 2021

Raptor Roost

Raptor Roost
Zoo, 2020

Birds of the Islands

Birds of the Islands
Zoo, 2020

Penguin Chill

Penguin Chill
Zoo, 2019

Butterflies and Bees

Butterflies and Bees
Botanic Garden, 2018

North American River Otters

River Otters
Aquarium, 2018

Elephant Barn Expansion

Elephant Barn Expansion
Zoo, 2018

Jaguar Habitat Renovation

Jaguar Expansion
Zoo, 2017

Malayan Tiger Habitat

Malayan Tiger Habitat
Zoo, 2017

Backstage Improvements

  • Zebra training walls & gates, 2021 (Zoo)
  • Perimeter wall improvements, 2021 (Zoo)
  • Improved sidewalks, 2021 (Zoo)
  • Utility expansions, 2021 (Zoo and Botanic Garden)
  • Africa pools, 2020-2021(Zoo)
  • Cooling towers, 2020 (Aquarium)