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Living Desert State Park
LIVING DESERT STATE PARK
LIVING DESERT STATE PARK
P.O. Box 100
Carlsbad, New Mexico   88221

Phone: 575-885-4476
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Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park
'Bobcat'
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Taken at the Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park
'Cactus'
© copyright Ted Gorczyca

Taken at the Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park
'Elk'
© copyright Ted Gorczyca

Taken at the Living Desert State Park

Living Desert State Park
'Pairie Dog Pups'
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Taken at the Living Desert In Carlsbad

Dedicated to the interpretation of the Chihuahuan Desert, Living Desert State Park is an indoor/outdoor living museum displaying more than 40 native animal species and hundreds of succulents from around the world. While on the 1.3 mile self-guided tour, which takes approximately 1.5 hours, visitors will discover sand dunes and mountainous areas, where pinon and juniper trees contrast with the desert floor below.


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Birds to Bison : Inside the walk-through aviary, visitors will see bird species ranging from small songbirds to hawks, eagles, turkeys and owls. Passing visitors also may see a mountain lion and bobcat perched on a rock ledge or peering through the vegetation. Kit fox, badger, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, elk, and bison also make their home at the park.

Never Cry Wolf : One of the park's main highlights are endangered Mexican wolves. Living Desert participates in the American Zoo and Aquarium ssociation's Mexican gray wolf Species Survival Plan Program, exchanging wolves with other zoological facilities to help insure their survival.

Green House : A visit to Living Desert is not complete without a stop at the greenhouse. Here, hundreds of succulents and cacti from around the world show off their spines and beauty. Small barrel cacti, ocotillo and the majestic saguaro are just a few of the plants on display. Many cacti are also for sale in the Gift Shop.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 24 Wonderful by Nedra
My grandson and I were very impressed with this park.
July 6 by Freddie
Had a chance to go there with my GRANDsons and enjoyed it. Just went too late in the day when it was hotter and the animals were hiding in the cool places.
April 20 Wonderful facility!
Amazing view from this hill top overlook of the surrounding desert.
February 5 by Wendy
There are no words to describe the great four corners regions! Absolutely heaven!
October 28 studying by marisol sosa
i am doing a nm state park project for school and this wesite really helped thanks i would recomend going to living desert state park it is really interesting p.s im in 7th grade i look forward to going to living deserts with my family


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Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is on the northwest edge of Carlsbad off US 285.

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