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Naturally Evolving

Stay updated on closures and progress of improvement projects at the ABQ BioPark.
Malayan tiger from Dreamstime


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 2020 GRT report.

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Habitat Closures at the BioPark

Your Albuquerque tax dollars are at work creating new homes for many of our residents. The following habitats are closed until further notice:

  • Australia (Zoo)
  • Life on a Limb (Zoo) 

Recently Updated/Added Habitats

  • Malayan tiger, 2017 (Zoo) 
  • Jaguar, 2017 (Zoo) 
  • The Colores Kid's Playground, 2017 (Zoo) 
  • Bird Annex, 2018 (Behind the Scenes, Zoo) 
  • Elephant Barn expansion, 2018 (Zoo) 
  • Otters, 2018 (Aquarium) 
  • Butterflies and Bees, 2018 (Botanic Garden) 
  • Penguin Chill, 2019 (Zoo) 
  • Birds of the Islands, 2020 (Zoo)
  • Raptor Roost, 2020 (Zoo)

Projects in Progress

Asia Site Plan (click to enlarge)

Map of new planned Asia exhibit