Alameda Park and Zoo, Alamogordo, New Mexico

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Alameda Park and Zoo admission rates are: Adults 12-59 - $2.20, Children 3-11 - $1.10, Seniors 60 & over - $1.10, A.F.O.T.Z. members - free. Prices subject to change without notice.
Alameda Park and Zoo admission rates are: Adults 12-59 - $2.20, Children 3-11 - $1.10, Seniors 60 & over - $1.10, A.F.O.T.Z. members - free. Prices subject to change without notice.
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The Alameda Park Zoo maintains a top-notch gift shop.
The Alameda Park Zoo maintains a top-notch gift shop.
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The Ruddy Shelduck is just one of many species of duck at Alameda Park Zoo. This duck is native to northwest Africa and Ethiopia, south east Europe, central Asia and southeast China. The ruddy shelduck is rarely found in large flocks, but more commonly in pairs or small groups.
The Ruddy Shelduck is just one of many species of duck at Alameda Park Zoo. This duck is native to northwest Africa and Ethiopia, south east Europe, central Asia and southeast China. The ruddy shelduck is rarely found in large flocks, but more commonly in pairs or small groups.
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The Chihuahua Raven prefers the arid and desert landscape of New Mexico. Ravens are very social, aggressive and are powerful fliers. Ravens can often be seen pestering eagles and other birds of prey. Ravens cannot locate prey by smell, but wait until a predator kills an animal and then scavenges the remains. They are often mistaken for the crow, but ravens are much larger, ranging in size from 20-27 inches.
The Chihuahua Raven prefers the arid and desert landscape of New Mexico. Ravens are very social, aggressive and are powerful fliers. Ravens can often be seen pestering eagles and other birds of prey. Ravens cannot locate prey by smell, but wait until a predator kills an animal and then scavenges the remains. They are often mistaken for the crow, but ravens are much larger, ranging in size from 20-27 inches.
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Golden Eagles inhabit most of the Northern Hemisphere, but are more commonly seen in the western mountains of the United States. Golden eagles mainly eat rabbits, ground squirrels, snakes, and other small animals.
Golden Eagles inhabit most of the Northern Hemisphere, but are more commonly seen in the western mountains of the United States. Golden eagles mainly eat rabbits, ground squirrels, snakes, and other small animals.
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The Red Kangaroo resides in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. Male kangaroos can stand at 6.5 feet tall and weigh 200 pounds. They can reach bounding speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.
The Red Kangaroo resides in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. Male kangaroos can stand at 6.5 feet tall and weigh 200 pounds. They can reach bounding speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.
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Markhor Goats live in the medium to high elevations of the Asiatic Mountains. This mountain goat is not a true goat, but a goat antelope. It's name markhor is derived from the Persian 'mar', meaning snake, and 'khor', eating. Markhor goats are herbivores eating grasses, leaves and twigs. Although, they have been known to kill snakes.
Markhor Goats live in the medium to high elevations of the Asiatic Mountains. This mountain goat is not a true goat, but a goat antelope. It's name markhor is derived from the Persian 'mar', meaning snake, and 'khor', eating. Markhor goats are herbivores eating grasses, leaves and twigs. Although, they have been known to kill snakes.
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Capuchin Monkeys live in the hot, humid forest treetops of South America. They use their opposable thumbs and prehensiled tails to feed on fruits, seeds, and leaves.
Capuchin Monkeys live in the hot, humid forest treetops of South America. They use their opposable thumbs and prehensiled tails to feed on fruits, seeds, and leaves.
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The Gray Fox is a forest inhabitant, prefering areas with little or no human activity. Their diet includes rabbits, small rodents, birds, insects, as well as fruits and berries. Gray foxes range from Canada, to the southern portions of United States and Central America.
The Gray Fox is a forest inhabitant, prefering areas with little or no human activity. Their diet includes rabbits, small rodents, birds, insects, as well as fruits and berries. Gray foxes range from Canada, to the southern portions of United States and Central America.
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The Ring-tailed Lemur is found only on the island of Madagascar. These lemurs diet mainly on fruit but will also eat leaves, seeds, and insects.
The Ring-tailed Lemur is found only on the island of Madagascar. These lemurs diet mainly on fruit but will also eat leaves, seeds, and insects.
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American Black Bears live in the wooded areas of North America and the plateau regions of Mexico. They can reach a length of 6.5 feet and weight between 200 and 300 pounds. Their thick, long coat provides insulation from the cold and heat. Black bears live an average of 25 years. Bears hibernate in rock cavities, in holes dug in the earth, or behind dense foliage. They are very shy, but inquisitive creatures. They eat just about anything ranging from grass, roots, berries, insects, fish and other mammals. If you happen to see a black bear please do not feed them. This usually ends up in them being shot due to a loss of fear of humans.
American Black Bears live in the wooded areas of North America and the plateau regions of Mexico. They can reach a length of 6.5 feet and weight between 200 and 300 pounds. Their thick, long coat provides insulation from the cold and heat. Black bears live an average of 25 years. Bears hibernate in rock cavities, in holes dug in the earth, or behind dense foliage. They are very shy, but inquisitive creatures. They eat just about anything ranging from grass, roots, berries, insects, fish and other mammals. If you happen to see a black bear please do not feed them. This usually ends up in them being shot due to a loss of fear of humans.
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The Mountian Lion is also known as the puma, cougar, panther, catamount or painter. It has one of the largest distributions of all western heimisphere mammals, once ranging from Canada to the southern tip of South America. These large cats establish territories that consist of many square miles. The males remain solitary except during times of breeding. The gestation period is about three months, with most births occuring in late winter and early spring in North America. Mountain lions are carnivores and prey on just about any mammal.
The Mountian Lion is also known as the puma, cougar, panther, catamount or painter. It has one of the largest distributions of all western heimisphere mammals, once ranging from Canada to the southern tip of South America. These large cats establish territories that consist of many square miles. The males remain solitary except during times of breeding. The gestation period is about three months, with most births occuring in late winter and early spring in North America. Mountain lions are carnivores and prey on just about any mammal.
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Alameda Park and Zoo maintains a wonderful picnic and playground area for you and your family to enjoy after visiting the vast array of animals at the zoo.
Alameda Park and Zoo maintains a wonderful picnic and playground area for you and your family to enjoy after visiting the vast array of animals at the zoo.
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The Ocelot is also known as the leopard or tiger cat of America. It is 3.4 to 4 feet long including the tail, which is 15 inches long. Ocelots stand 16 to 18 inches tall at the shouler. The ocelot's habitat ranges from southeastern Arizona and southern Texas to Paraguay in South America. It spends the majority of its time on the ground but is a very agile climber and often hunts in forest trees. Oceleots are carnivores and eat mice, wood rats, rabbits, birds, snakes, young deer and monkeys. They have been widely hunted for their fur and, as a result, their population has decreased dramatically. As few as 120 ocelot are reported currently living in Texas.
The Ocelot is also known as the leopard or tiger cat of America. It is 3.4 to 4 feet long including the tail, which is 15 inches long. Ocelots stand 16 to 18 inches tall at the shouler. The ocelot's habitat ranges from southeastern Arizona and southern Texas to Paraguay in South America. It spends the majority of its time on the ground but is a very agile climber and often hunts in forest trees. Oceleots are carnivores and eat mice, wood rats, rabbits, birds, snakes, young deer and monkeys. They have been widely hunted for their fur and, as a result, their population has decreased dramatically. As few as 120 ocelot are reported currently living in Texas.
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Badgers are carnivores which prey on small rodents, birds, reptiles, and insects. Badgers are excellent diggers and can disappear into the ground when threatend in a matter of seconds.
Badgers are carnivores which prey on small rodents, birds, reptiles, and insects. Badgers are excellent diggers and can disappear into the ground when threatend in a matter of seconds.
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The North American River Otter once ranged from Alaska to Florida. Hunting, habitat loss, and pollution has caused this animal's population to shirnk in size. The river otter's diet consists mainly of fish, crayfish, and other aquatic invertibrates. They are often found in pairs, weigh about 10 kg, are about 1 to 1.5 meters long, can swim at speeds up to 29 km per hour and hold thier breath for up to 8 minutes. These river otters are very energetic and put on a playful display.
The North American River Otter once ranged from Alaska to Florida. Hunting, habitat loss, and pollution has caused this animal's population to shirnk in size. The river otter's diet consists mainly of fish, crayfish, and other aquatic invertibrates. They are often found in pairs, weigh about 10 kg, are about 1 to 1.5 meters long, can swim at speeds up to 29 km per hour and hold thier breath for up to 8 minutes. These river otters are very energetic and put on a playful display.
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The Turkey Vulture inhabit most of North America prefering to reside in dry open country, ranchlands, and along roadsides where carrion (dead amimals) is common. It is one of America's largest birds of prey, reacing a length of 32 inches and a wingspan of over 6 feet. In flight, they flap their wings infrequently, often tipping side to side in an
The Turkey Vulture inhabit most of North America prefering to reside in dry open country, ranchlands, and along roadsides where carrion (dead amimals) is common. It is one of America's largest birds of prey, reacing a length of 32 inches and a wingspan of over 6 feet. In flight, they flap their wings infrequently, often tipping side to side in an "drunken manner" taking advantage of wind currents to keep them soaring. Unlike most birds, turkey vultures have a keen sense of smell which helps them locate food.
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The Great Horned Owl is the largest of the common owls in North America. Great horned owls nest in trees, caves, crevices and on the ground. They feed on rabbits, birds, and rodents.
The Great Horned Owl is the largest of the common owls in North America. Great horned owls nest in trees, caves, crevices and on the ground. They feed on rabbits, birds, and rodents.
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All of the hawks, eagles, owls, and vultures at Alameda Park Zoo have been seriously injured or sick. The most common cause of injury are being shot or hit by cars. The birds that can be rehabilitated are returned to the wild. Those that can no longer care for themselves or have been permanately disabled remain at the zoo.
All of the hawks, eagles, owls, and vultures at Alameda Park Zoo have been seriously injured or sick. The most common cause of injury are being shot or hit by cars. The birds that can be rehabilitated are returned to the wild. Those that can no longer care for themselves or have been permanately disabled remain at the zoo.
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