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“Albino raccoon!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Navajo Nation Zoo & Botanical Park

Navajo Nation Zoo & Botanical Park
Hwy 264, Next to the Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ 86515
928-871-6574
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Albino raccoon!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

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.

Visited July 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Great little zoo!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Sweet place to take a break and run around. Great little playground in the center of the zoo and fun animals in the circle to see. Takes an hour or less to visit so it is a good rest stop for the kids.

Visited December 2012
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safford az
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“A visit to the zoo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I felt sorry for the animals because that's not where they want to be. The most interesting animal to me was the large cougar. The poor hot bear was pacing. The wolf was looking down at us from up high on a hill. There were 2 gila monsters that are rare to see in the wild. There was a deer with large antlers and an elk also with very large antlers. There were different kinds of birds, foxes, and snakes. It's a great place for children to learn about animals and small enough that you don't have to walk too far. The museum nearby is really nice with an outstanding library.

Visited September 2012
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Kinlichee, Arizona, United States
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“Small but nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This fun and free! There are maybe 30 animals altogether and a great swing set (two big kid, two baby, one snake slid and a few small slides). There is even a hogan you can go into. It is pretty nice. Try to leave a donation. That is the only way they operate. Walking distance to library and museum.

Visited September 2012
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

It was a small zoo but interesting. It would have been nice to see additional facts posted by each animal.

Visited June 2012
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