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Zoos & Parks

Los Alamos County Ice Rink offers public skating daily, but remember to dress warmly. (Courtesy of Los Alamos County Ice Rink)

Skating, stories and more

By Emily Van Cleve / For the Journal

There are many opportunities for indoor and outdoor family fun in northern New Mexico during the winter months and a wide range of activities that children, parents and grandparents can enjoy doing together.

Chopper plays in a puddle of water and with his ball on Saturday, when he made his public debut at the Albuquerque zoo. (Roberto E. RosalEs/Journal)

Heeere’s Chopper!

By ABQnews Staff

Chopper – all 584 pounds of him – made his public debut Saturday at the Albuquerque BioPar …

Ocean in the desert

By ABQnews Staff

Being landlocked doesn’t mean you have to miss out on water wonders

Irbin Tena, front, and Adriana Hernandez, fifth-graders at Eugene Field Elementary, peer at the new amphibian mosaic at Rio Grande Zoo to find their own contributions. The 7,000-piece mosaic is composed of artwork from Albuquerque students. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Marvelous Mosaic

By ABQnews Staff

A 7,000-piece mosaic of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians was unveiled Friday at the Rio Grand …

Baby orangutan doing well at zoo

By ABQnews Staff

Officials at the Albuquerque BioPark say a baby orangutan that was born at the zoo last week is alert, has… more »

Marc Cordova, a construction worker at the Botanic Garden at the city’s BioPark, sews up holes in overhead screens at the PNM Butterfly Pavilion, where hundreds of butterflies will be on exhibit starting today. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Butterfly Pavilion

By ABQnews Staff

Malachite, blue morpho, Atlas moth, paper kite – exotic names for the fragile creatures that …

A Grant’s zebra, one of several zebra subspecies, checks out visitors to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo on Sunday. Grant’s zebras are not endangered but are vulnerable to human activity, such as civil war or being killed for their coats. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Views from the zoo

By ABQnews Staff

A visit to the zoo on a Sunday – or any day – is full of fun and fun facts.

Albuquerque zoo welcomes new elephant calf

By Associated Press

Albuquerque’s zoo is welcoming the newest member of its elephant herd. Zoo officials will introduce the second calf delivered by… more »