Founded in 1927, the 64-acre (26 ha) Rio Grande Zoo, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a facility of the Albuquerque Biological Park. Some of the most popular of the over 200 species are seals and sea lions, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, elephants, polar bears, giraffes, hippos, camels, tamarins, koalas, Mexican wolves, mountain lions, monkeys, jaguars, zebras, and rhinos.
Sections of the zoo include an Africa exhibit area, an Australia exhibit area, the "Cat Walk", and Tropical America. A narrow-gauge railroad connects the zoo to the other facilities of the Albuquerque Biological Park. Walking distance through the zoo is 2.27 miles (3.65 km).
The Rio Grande Zoo exhibit animals that pertain to various geographical areas. The zoo is divided into continents.
Reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, white rhinoceros, common chimpanzee, laughing hyena, cheetah, maribou stork, lappet-faced vultures, Cape griffon vultures, hippopotamus, African lion, rock hyrax, slender tail meerkat, serval, African crested porcupine, lowland gorilla, ankole, naked mole rat, Red River hog, warthog, hammerkop, saddle back crane, Stanley crane, cattle egret, Dromedary camel, wolf guenon, DeBrazza's monkey, klipsringer, Madagascar ground boa, Madagascar tree boa, ostrich, Africanh grooved frog, Lady Ross turaco, Aldabra tortoise, African wild dog, African pancake tortoise, Sudanese plated lizard.
Koala, echidna, Matchsies tree kangaroo, saltwater crocodile, lorikeet, carpet python, princess of wale's parakeet, woompo fruit dove, emu, red kangaroo, laughing kookaburra, budgegree, Micronesian kingfisher, palm cockatoo, Major Mitchell's cockatoo.
Asian elephant, bactrian camel, snow leopard, Bengal tiger, red panda, king cobra, reticulated python, Indian python, wrinkled hornbill, pygmy slow loris, slow loris, orangutan, siamang, komodo dragon, takin.
Polar bears, and arctic foxes.
Bobcat, mountain lion, copperhead, milk snake, garter snake, desert tortoise, American alligator, American bison, black-tailed prairie dog, California sea lion, Mexican wolf, bald eagle, great horned owl, roadrunner, axolotl, golden eagle, Turkey vulture, tiger salamander.
South and Central America:
Caribbean flamingo, scarlet ibis, golden lion tamarin, cotton top tamarin, spider monkey, howler monkey, Cuban amazon, hyacinth macaw, scarlet macaw, golden collared macaw, andean tinomou, vine snake, blue poison dart frog, green anaconda, angelfish, red-bellied piranha, toco toucan, sunbittern, emerald tree boa, tree boa, boa constrictor, dwarf caiman, jaguar, ocelot, two-toed sloth, military macaw, andean condor, caracara, thick-billed parrot, hawkheaded parrot, sun conure.