Two Continents; Endless Diversity.
June 24, 2013
The ABQ BioPark Zoo opened the new Geraldine Johnson Birds of the Americas exhibit on Friday, June 21. The aviary, located next to the park, features birds from across North and South America and conservation messages about what visitors can do at home to help wild birds.
The exhibit includes the popular roadrunner, brilliant hyacinth macaws and vibrant sun conures. Burrowing owls will also join the exhibit in upcoming months.
Opening guests enjoyed refreshments, discovery stations and meet-and-greets with Education birds. "It's very beautiful! I've never seen hyacinth macaws before," said Lesley, a guest who attended the opening. Another guest named Sally said, "It's absolutely beautiful! I like the structure, the birds are very colorful and the flowers look awesome."
Visit our Flickr photostream for more bird pictures, and see more of the exhibit in this video. The Birds of the Americas exhibit is included with regular admission and will be open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (9 a.m - 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day).
The exhibit was funded by the New Mexico BioPark Society's "Nurture Your Love of Nature" Capital Campaign. The funding paid for exhibit construction, husbandry equipment, graphics, landscaping and more.