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Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, New Mexico USA

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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, formerly the Living Desert Zoological and Botanical State Park, is a zoo and botanical garden displaying plants and animals of the Chihuahuan Desert in their native habitats. It is located off U.S. Route 285 at the north edge of Carlsbad, New Mexico, at an elevation of atop the Ocotillo Hills overlooking the city and the Pecos River. It is open every day except Christmas. The park has been an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 2002.

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BethanyRenea

  • 29 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 02, 2022
Rated 4.0

Not being from the area, this was a great place to get familiar with plants & animals. There were a few animal exhibits missing animals which we unfortunate, but we still enjoyed our visit.

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Passepartout

  • 159 Reviews
  • 30 Helpful
July 19, 2021
Rated 4.0

Got to pet the raven; she only likes men. Wouldn't let my wife touch her. Fun place, worth the time.

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Reviewed by
TheLuckiestMommy

  • 13 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 07, 2021
Rated 5.0

We loved it. The animals are all rescue and unable to be released, they rehab and release whenever possible. I was impressed with the property and would recommend it. The animals were cared for and the staff could answer questions about the animals particular needs and personalities. We had a 12 year old boy who had a great time. Bring a hat for the sun. A lot of the indoor exhibits were closed due to COVID-19 (this was in June 2021). It was nice to be able to get an over view of the local wildlife.

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Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

1504 Miehls Drive N.
Carlsbad, New Mexico
USA

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