The Albuquerque BioPark has four components, including the state’s largest zoo. The path through the 64-acre zoo meanders beneath a canopy of cottonwoods past lions, polar bears, and rhinos in large enclosures. The zoo is well known for its breeding program, which means one thing: baby animals! In the past few years, a baby elephant, snow leopard, hippo, and twin chimpanzees—to name a few—have been born on site, much to the delight of visitors of all ages.
In addition to the exhibits, the zoo also has several activities you should keep in mind when planning the timing of your visit, including hippo, seal, and giraffe feeding times; a world animal show; and a zipline, on which you’ll zoom down 320 feet of wire above the grass area near the zoo’s bandshell. That grass area—and bandshell—also hosts Zoo Music, a summer concert series featuring regional and national acts that in previous years has included headliners like the Indigo Girls.