Biopark: Botanic Garden
The Albuquerque Biological Park (or Albuquerque BioPark) is an environmental museum located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It contains four separate facilities:
- Albuquerque Aquarium – 285,000-US-gallon (1,080,000 l) ocean tank containing Gulf of Mexico saltwater species from estuaries, surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, and ocean.
- Rio Grande Botanic Garden – 36 acres (15 ha), including a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) glass conservatory housing plants from desert and Mediterranean climate zones.
- Rio Grande Zoo – 64 acres (26 ha), with 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of paths and more than 250 species of exotic and native animals. Elephants, giraffes, camels, lions, tigers, snow leopards, polar bears, hippos, gorillas, chimpanzees, zebras, and seals can be found here, along with more unusual animals such as koalas, hyenas, white rhinos, and African wild dogs. There is a variety of birds, from storks and eagles to roadrunners.
- Tingley Beach – fishing lake, model boating lake, picnic areas, narrow gauge railroad, and paths.