All of the animals in this Navajo-run zoo are rescue animals, and while visiting it seemed to us that the zoo staff is working hard to give all the animals the best possible environments, given funds available. The zoo is free and relies on donations. The Navajo believe that animals should be left in the wild, but each of the animals here would not survive without human help. Interesting displays give scientific information on many of the animals, and also information on the significance of each animal in traditional Navajo culture. We saw two Gila monsters, one rattlesnake, red foxes, grey foxes, black bears, two coyotes, a jack rabbit, and one very cute, very rare albino raccoon, plus other animals. This seems to be the only place in North Arizona where you can see native animals, except in the wild of course. The next nearest place, as far as I could find, is the Sonora Desert Botanical Garden in the South near Tuscon.
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