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“World Class Zoo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of ABQ BioPark Zoo

ABQ BioPark Zoo
Ranked #8 of 217 things to do in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
New Mexico
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191 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“World Class Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

Part of the Albuquerque Biopark system, this is a world class zoo. The grounds are quite spacious and the exhibits are always being updated. Bring a picnic and enjoy the large shaded area that's perfect for the kids to run and play. I'd plan for the entire afternoon if you want to see everything. There are many regional animals here including lobos, mountain lions, road runners, and prairie dogs. But, I'd say the star of the show are the sea lions. We always enjoy our time here.

Visited February 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
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“A great way to spend a day with family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

We enjoy taking our time at the zoo with our children.
We take a cooler with our lunch, and spread out a blanket in the zoo park and enjoy our surroundings.
Lots of animals to enjoy .

Visited January 2012
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MA
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice-sized zoo...V-Day event could be improved.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

This is a fun day for a family or a date. Lots of animals, easily accessible. We always have fun going here, and we are very picky about the conditions of animals living in captivity. They had a Valentine's Day event that was adult themed- all about animals mating. We were super excited about it, but turned out to be a dissapointment. The "guide" was just reading information off a packet and we really didn't learn anything interesting or that we didn't know. It is a fun idea though, if they just executed it better.

Visited February 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice clean zoo where animals are treated humanely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

The animals are treated humanely, and well cared for. The setting is relaxing and gives a taste of New Mexico.

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Albuquerque, NM
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not like any others!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

The Rio Grande Zoo really love their animals & provide a great setting for them. Don't miss the feeding of the seals!

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