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Wildlife West Nature Park

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Address: 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
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+1 505-281-7655

A wildlife preserve and "enhanced zoo" located just 20 minutes...

A wildlife preserve and "enhanced zoo" located just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, New Mexico in nearby Edgewood. Conveniently located near Interstate 40 and Route 66. Wildlife West Nature Park provides a very special look into the animals and plants that are part of the ecosystems of New Mexico and the Southwestern United States. All the birds and animals at Wildlife West Nature Park are non-releasable, keeping with our philosophy of bringing education to the public without harming ecological balances in other parts of the region. Our habitats are designed to provide the best possible combination of viewing opportunities and harmonious living for our residents, and our animal enrichment programs ensure that our animals are both physically and mentally healthy.

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Small but very nice nature park

Great animal displays lots of fun for a day trip, Staff was very informative and helpful, it has a little park charm and they have live music there upon occasion

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Richard M
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Literally just pulled out of the lot and didn't see a soul...don't know if it's even open. Would love to have been able to tell.

Thank Patricia S
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great animal displays lots of fun for a day trip, Staff was very informative and helpful, it has a little park charm and they have live music there upon occasion

Thank Richard M
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We are Harvest Host members and Wildlife West is part of the Harvest Host network. After spending the night in our trailer in the gravel parking lot, I ventured into the park. Wildlife West is full of New Mexico native animals who, for one reason or another, needed a place to call home. Some were injured or orphaned. The black... More 

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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This little sanctuary for rescued animals was a wonderful place to visit. I love that the signage for each animal has that animals story as to how and why it ended up at this rescue. For being a place that is run on donations solely, the volunteers do an amazing job. My teens and I give it a two thumbs... More 

Thank Sandra G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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204 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I think I'm like many people in that I'm not a huge fan of most zoos. However, I understand there are animals and birds that need a safe place to live because they have been injured or become too comfortable around people and can't survive on their own. Some of them get to come here. It's not a huge facility... More 

Thank CJGinFL
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to play the disc golf course.... it had lots of very long holes. Good course. But then we decided to go to the zoo ... and it was wonderful! So many different animals and very close so you could really see them! The staff was very pleasant too! I highly recommend this place!

Thank Beth D
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I'll start by confessing I'm not a fan of zoos. This place is different and is not a zoo of course; it's a sanctuary, but it's still animals intended to be free inside enclosures. Most animals are rescues, either due to injury or because they imprinted on humans. Makes you wonder what's wrong with people thinking wild animals such a... More 

Thank texas-firecracker
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've been out here several times over the years, and it's still enjoyable for the whole family! This is a wildlife rescue organization that opens up a place for native animals that are injured, available for breeding efforts, or simply to save one from euthanasia. Take a leisurely stroll through the lovely grounds and observe these beautiful animals in their... More 

Thank celinap
Edgewood, New Mexico
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The events are just great, you get to view the animals, have a wonderful dinner and then the entertainment. It is a great way to spend an inexpensive evening and help out the wild animals as well. Good Cause.

Thank dksmith27
Atlanta, GA
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This place is a charity run (by a totally volunteer staff!!!) to help animals and educate people. While not a fancy place by any means, it is special and well-worth a visit. We were able to see most of the animals and had plenty of privacy. We made friends with the friendly deer who loved having company. The woman at... More 

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