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Wildlife West Nature Park

#1 of 3 things to do in Edgewood Features Animals
87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
+1 505-281-7655
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Funky little nature park

First off, the sign that says Zoo is misleading. This is not a zoo in the traditional sense. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ellen G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Doesn't look open?

Literally just pulled out of the lot and didn't see a soul...don't know if it's even open. Would... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Patricia S
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
+1 505-281-7655
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First off, the sign that says Zoo is misleading. This is not a zoo in the traditional sense. It could be disappointing for someone expecting that type of experience. That said, the mission of the nature park is wonderful. The birds and animals here have...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 2 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...More

1  Thank ArizonaDrifters
Reviewed 22 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,...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank CJGinFL
Reviewed 10 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!...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank texas-firecracker
Reviewed 22 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....More

Thank celinap
Reviewed 23 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
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Are you open on Sundays. I would like to go February 19, 2017.
17 February 2017|
Response from Wendy F | Property representative |
Yes. Wildlife West is open 7 days a week. November - Mid-March: there hours are Noon to 4 p.m.