The walk through is open.

We will soon have the new

Bolsen hatchling exhibit.

Behind the scenes they clean the trail and enclosures.

Join us, it will give you a warm fuzzy feeling  and a free meal once a year. What a deal!

Volunteers do a lot at the zoo and not all of them are seen. The most obvious is of course the front desk. The perfect place for a people person. You get to meet people from all over the United States   and some foreign countries.


News for the volunteers of the Living Desert Zoo State Park

Docents lead tours and take stations during tours and moon walks.


98 dedicated volunteers contributed over 10,693 hours of service in 2016. That equates to 5.1 full time employees (who don't take vacations).

Some volunteers only come out at night (star parties and moon walks).

What we do

        Welcome from the
Friends of the Living Desert

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.  

E-mail: friendsoflivingdesert@gmail.com

Phone: 575-887-5516.

Pictures may be used for educational purposes.  

Copyright © Friends of the Living Desert. All rights reserved.

We help make it happen!

Zoo News

Tour group schedule. Call Kay if you want to help, or just come  along.  575-887-5516

Volunteers help with pre-school time during the school year and zoo camp in the summer.

Tours currently scheduled.

Our three new Javalinas

are on exhibit.