on the road again…| new mexico | carlsbad | living desert zoo & gardens state park

Monday, I spent a couple hours exploring the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park in Carlsbad, NM. I was delighted to learn from the docent that Living Desert is NOT your typical zoo. All the animals there are indigenous to the various desert environments and are only in captivity because a) they’ve been injured or were sick or b) they’ve imprinted onto humans in a way that would make them vulnerable in the wild…so it feels more like a wildlife sanctuary than a zoo.

I got your back, bro!
I got your back, bro!

Living Desert Zoo 12 (1 of 1)

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Is it Friday yet?
Is it Friday yet?

Living Desert Zoo 7 (1 of 1)

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