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Wildlife West Nature Park

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Safe place for injured animals

Because this animal park relies on donations, it's not as fancy as some other places and the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Animals in rehab

I had mixed feelings about this place. The animals are rescues that have been injured or have... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Judith D
Berkeley, California
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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...more
87 N Frontage Rd, Edgewood, NM 87015-8095
+1 505-281-7655
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

I had been searching for off the beaten path things to do near Albuquerque and came across this place. It sounded pretty cool from the reviews so we added an addition to our route to Sandi Peak and Tinkertown. I don't know what these other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

I had mixed feelings about this place. The animals are rescues that have been injured or have become acclimated to humans and cannot be released back into the wild. Some of the habitats are extensive and natural; others are large cages. The place is privately...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judith D
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is not a zoo, it is nothing, the animals are neglected, and basically you don t find the animals, besides there is no view, you can see the animals, if there are some you need an elevator to see them, I am not going...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cacheton2015
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Because this animal park relies on donations, it's not as fancy as some other places and the variety is limited. That said, the park does a good job with the resources available. The main trail is paved which makes it easy for strollers. Many of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TrudiC44
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Some friends and I saw the ad for Goat Yoga at Wildlife West Nature Park and decided we needed to try it! What a blast we had! Those little goats were precious to be around and they scampered all over us while we did our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Trish L
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Loved it. Safe place for animals and birds to live who are unable to live in the wild. I highly recommend a visit while in New Mexico.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nina C
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I appreciate these people trying to help affected animals but this is really a zoo not a sanctusry. I witnessed small enclosures and sad faces within the cages while people gawk and yell at these poor creatures. I have urged them to utilize all that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Karenjohnson6156
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite “zoos” because it is all Native NM animals!! And it is a fabulous venue for parties, supper events and music events. We’ve returned year after year for music suppers, church parties, and to take walks to see the bears,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank FrancesBoggess
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Nice day spent with younger kiddos, appreciated the concrete sidewalk as we had a stroller. After following the trail and visiting all the birds and animals we stopped at the little playground. Kids liked exploring the plane and boat! Fun way to spend two hours...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank travellikealocal2day
Reviewed 13 January 2018

They say see animals in their natural environment. There's nothing natural about small cages. It was very disturbing to see how small the enclosures were. The animals looked distressed. I appreciate the efforts of the volunteers and the rescue mission but to rescue animals and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Doug-Jane
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11 February 2018|
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Response from davidjensen399 | Reviewed this property |
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.