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Address: 87 N Frontage Rd, Edgewood, NM 87015-8095
Phone Number: +1 505-281-7655
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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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Beautiful animals; Sad they're there.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank texas-firecracker
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank dksmith27
Atlanta, GA
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Pollock Pines, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

What a great little "zoo", tho it isn't really a zoo, it is a wildlife park for rescued native animals. The enclosures all have great informational signs. The animals seem happy and well cared for. And they are mostly pretty close. We had great encounters with the porcupine, Barbie, and The Black Bear. I will return, perhaps in the summer... More 

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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Went here on a Monday last April 2015. We were the only ones there at first. Later, a couple more parties showed up. So we basically had the place to ourselves. You can see a lot of animals up close, as you tour the place yourself at your own pace. I was dismayed at the relatively small size of some... More 

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Thank NativeAngelena
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Wildlife West Nature Park is one part local zoo and one part animal rehabilitation facility. They take injured and other donated wild animals from the local area and nurse them back to health. Many they release back into the wild. But those that cannot survive on their own are kept for display in animal-friendly environs.

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Thank David R
Edgewood, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We always take our guests from out of town there, they have a great variety of animals and when they have their performers there on the week ends during the summer, it's just perfect.

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Thank dksmith27
Edgewood, New Mexico
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68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Easy to get around, clean and nice place to visit for a family day out of fun for all to enjoy on a nice weather day!

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Thank Bill R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

I honestly didn't even go inside to look at the animals. The parking lot was enough. There was trash on the ground out front and the place is very shabby. Maybe they just let the place go during the off season but I know I certainly won't go back.

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Thank Kelsi S

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