America's Most-Visited Zoos
No. 19 (tie) Albuquerque Biological Park, NM
Annual Visitors: 1,200,000
In 2010, two Tasmanian wombats came to the Albuquerque Zoo from the land down under and became the first in the country. They share the Australia exhibit with koalas and wallabies. Head over to the six-acre Africa exhibit when you’re ready for a look at chimpanzees, hippos, warthogs, cheetahs, elephants, red river hogs, and hyenas. A brand-new Amphibian and Reptile House will open at the end of Summer 2012, providing saltwater crocodiles, Komodo dragons, poison dart frogs, and their friends with new digs.
Children 3–12, $3; ages 13–64, $7; seniors 65 and up, $3; cabq.gov/biopark/zoo.