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).
Tours currently scheduled.
Tour group schedule. Call Kay if you want to help, or just come along. 575-887-5516
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that provides support for the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.
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Our three new Javalinas
are on exhibit.
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.
What we do
The walk through is open.
We will soon have the new
Bolsen hatchling exhibit.
Join us, it will give you a warm fuzzy feeling and a free meal once a year. What a deal!
News for the volunteers of the Living Desert Zoo State Park
Docents lead tours and take stations during tours and moon walks.
Volunteers help with pre-school time during the school year and zoo camp in the summer.
We help make it happen!
Behind the scenes they clean the trail and enclosures.
Some volunteers only come out at night (star parties and moon walks).