2708 West Scenic Drive
Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone: (575) 492-1000
Fax: (575) 492-1001
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
May to Sep - Mo to Su from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Sep to May - Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PMThe Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is home to several animals and plants of the Chihuahuan Desert in their local habitats. A zoo and botanical garden, it is located on U.S. Route 285, Carlsbad, New Mexico at an elevation of 3200 feet (980 meters) on the Ocotillo Hills. The park offers its visitors a glimpse of the flora and fauna. Some of the rare species include cougar, prairie dogs, Gila monster, badger, elk, and so on. There are as many as 14 species of snakes. On the other hand, the aviary features hawks, eagles, turkeys, songbirds and roadrunner, to name a few. A comprehensive zoo, it is of great historic significance to the country.