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Great Ape-ril: Keeper-led tours

Great Ape-ril is a month long celebration of great apes at the ABQ BioPark Zoo.


Apr 14, 2024
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

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Apr 14, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 01:45 PM


ABQ BioPark Zoo
903 10st SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


On select Sundays in April you can enhance your experience and support great apes by booking a special public-side tour with the primate animal care staff.

These tours will give you a personal introduction to the primates in our care at the ABQ BioPark Zoo and conservation efforts for their wild counterparts.

During this experience you will learn about the ape's life history, social dynamics of each species, and spend time with animal care staff who know the animals individually and can share stories about each of them. At the end of the tour, you will receive a “Great Ape-ril” gift bag with a hand-painted bookmark and other goodies! 


This year's schedule is as follows: 

April 7, 2024 - 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Asia Trek.

$65. 45 minutes: Begins at Asia entrance, and makes a complete loop.

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April 14, 2024 - 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Africa Trek.

$65. 45 minutes: Begins at our West Gorilla Yard, explores the Ape Walk.

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April 21, 2024 - This combination tour is from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Africa/Asia Expedition.

$100. 2.5 hours with a 30 minute break: Begins at our West Gorilla Yard, continues to our chimpanzee habitat. Take a 30 minute break at the Bison statue outside of zebras, then re-convene at Asia entrance and make a complete loop.

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The exclusive Sunday tours are a fundraiser for great apes, and tickets should be purchased in advance.


$65 for 45 minute Treks, $100 for 2 hour 30 minute Expedition.
Great Ape-ril: Keeper-led tours

One-year-old gorilla Mashika resting in the lap of her mother, Samantha.


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