Albuquerque Biological Park
903 10th Street SW
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 87102
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The ABQ BioPark (or Albuquerque Biological Park) is an environmental museum located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
It contains four separate facilities:
ABQ BioPark Aquarium - An aquarium with a 285,000-US-gallon (1,080,000 l) ocean tank containing Gulf of Mexico saltwater species from estuaries, surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, and ocean, as well as many other exhibits.
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden - A 36-acre botanic garden that includes a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) glass conservatory housing plants from desert and Mediterranean climate zones.
ABQ BioPark Zoo - A 64-acre zoo, with 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of paths and more than 250 species of exotic and native animals. Elephants, giraffes, lions, tigers, snow leopards, polar bears, hippos, gorillas, chimpanzees, zebras, along with more unusual animals such as hyenas, white rhinos, Tasmanian devils, wombats and African wild dogs. There is a variety of birds, from storks and eagles to roadrunners.
ABQ BioPark Tingley Beach - fishing lake, model boating lake, picnic areas, narrow gauge railroad, and paths.
The ABQ BioPark is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
City records indicate more than 1,100 animals are in the BioPark's care during the fiscal year (as of December 2016).
The ABQ BioPark also operates a 36" narrow gauge railroad that connects these facilities.
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