Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park

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Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park


Location:Off US 285, on the northwest edge of Carlsbad.
Facilities:Visitor center with gift shop and book store, exhibits, restrooms (é), picnic area, trails.
Activities:Wildlife viewing, education programs.
Special Features:Dedicated to the interpretation of the Chihuahuan Desert, Park is an indoor/outdoor museum displaying more than 40 native animal species and hundreds of succulent plants from around the world. Display areas include a walk-through aviary, a greenhouse, and a 1.3 mile self-guided interpretive tour. One of the park's highlights is the endangered gray wolf. (Park is not affiliated or associated with the Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA.)
Address:PO Box 100
Carsbad, NM 88221

Phone:505-887-5516
Fax:505-885-4478
Web: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/LivingDesert.htm
Size: 1,500 acres land. Elevation: 3,200 feet.

See other parks in New Mexico.