This site is matained by the Friends of the Living Desert, a non-profit organization
that provides support for the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.
Pictures may be used for educational purposes.
Copyright © Friends of the Living Desert. All rights reserved.
You may notice a hard hat, ball, or even a pizza box in an enclosure, these are not trash. Animals which are used to covering many miles of territory in the wild need stimulation when confined to a small area. These are called enrichment items.
in Carlsbad, New Mexico
All of the animals in this zoo are either rescued or
captive born and cannot be released into the wild.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
13 and older $5
7 to 12 $3
6 and younger free
No charge for admission to the Visitor Center
Open every day except Christmas day
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last zoo entry 3:30 p.m.