Wildlife West Nature Park is New Mexico's premier facility dedicated to native wildlife and ecology. Located just minutes east of Albuquerque in Edgewood, the Park encompasses 122 acres of land, much of which has remained undisturbed throughout the development of the facility. Many of our residents occupy spacious enclosures designed to accommodate their natural behaviors. All of our animals are non-releasable, either due to injury or some other factor that makes life in the wild impossible for them. Wildlife West's intensive animal enrichment program encourages natural behaviors in feeding, play, and other areas to ensure that our animals are as mentally and emotionally healthy as possible. The Park includes an approximately 1/3 acre pond - complete with observation blinds - which is home to a host of native species and is visited annually by a variety of migratory birds. Our zoo is privileged to have a large, well trained staff of volunteers and members of the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps who support our efforts while experiencing the satisfaction of contributing to a worthy and worthwhile cause. The park has developed a broad-based educational program, and has become a regional center for concerts, festivals, and other events.