abq biopark


V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016

Event Horizon

Beast Mode

Saturday, Sep 10: Beastly Bash

Giant beer pong, pin ball, pedal boats, a rock climbing wall, corn hole and more with a special performance by the Red Light Cameras.
V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016

Event Horizon

Float On

Thursday, Aug 18: Obon Festival

Make floating lanterns in the Japanese Garden during one of the Garden's Summer Night music performances.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Dec. 11, 2014

What do you know about last week’s Albuquerque and New Mexico news? Find out with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.22 No.30 |

news

The Daily Word in Ariel Castro, Roe v. Wade, baby kingfisher

The Daily Word

Accused kidnapper Ariel Castro agrees to plea bargain to avoid the possibility of the death penalty.

"As more laws are passed and are challenged in federal courts, the more likely a Supreme Court challenge to Roe v. Wade becomes."

Vehicular homicide inmate mistakenly released from a Farmington jail is back behind bars.

The Lincoln Memorial has been shut down after vandals splashed green paint on it.

The lunar cycle could be messing with our sleep cycles.

Were my dog and I the only ones totally freaked out by last night's lightning storm?

Beanie. Baby. Ruin.

Witty-bitty rare kingfisher hatched at Albuquerque zoo.

V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
ABQ BioPark’s yet-to-be-named newborn giraffe calf
ABQ BioPark

news

Babies at the BioPark

The ABQ BioPark has welcomed another member to its family.

On April 20, an 18-year-old giraffe named June gave birth to a 120-pound girl. The newborn giraffe has yet to receive a name, but, in the coming weeks, Facebook users can help name the giraffe by visiting the ABQ BioPark's Facebook page and voting on the calf's name.

The ABQ BioPark has other recently-born members, such as: Chopper, a male White rhino; Kix, a male Bactrian camel; Kiran and Kalmali, two male snow leopards; Daizy, a female Asian elephant; and Reese, a female orangutan.

Celebrate Mother's Day by welcoming the yet-to-be-named, newborn giraffe and by visiting other new family members at the ABQ BioPark.

V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012
Mealworms give the pasta an extra crunch.
Ty Bannerman

Food

The Insectivore’s Dilemma

Oh, the things I do for my job. For instance, eating a bunch of bugs. Sound intriguing? Like something you’d like to try for yourself? Then read my article to get your appetite going and call up the ABQ BioPark at 848-7180 to purchase your tickets for this Sunday’s Creeping, Crawling Cuisine dinner. Hurry! Ticket sales end today at 5 p.m.

Food for Thought: The Insectivore’s Dilemma

V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012

news

The Daily Word in sick pilots, LiLo arrested again, zoo prices

The Daily Word

I learned that trick in the 4th grade: American Airlines has been forced to cancel 250 flights this week as unhappy pilots “call in sick.”

The Chicago teachers’ strike has come to an end.

Mayor Berry didn’t talk with the City Council before raising zoo prices.

Space shuttle Endeavor becomes the last to take flight from now until forever.

The 2010 death of a high-profile lawyer that was ruled a suicide is now looking more like a murder.

Arsenic and old rice.

Lindsay Lohan has been arrested (again). This time she’s been charged with leaving the scene of a crime after it was reported she clipped a pedestrian with her car.

The wolves, they are safe.

Meet vegetable woman! She is my best friend.

Why flying used to be so much more awesome.

Life is hard when you’re addicted to money.

Man arrested for stealing his own impounded car.

R.I.P Steve Sabol.

V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012

Alibi Picks

Ewe and Yours

Learn all about the process of turning wool into warm and comfortable things like sweaters, blankets and quilts during the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden's (2601 Central NW) Winter Wool Festival. Today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., watch local artisans spin wool, learn about natural dyes extracted from plants and see the many Navajo churro sheep that call Heritage Farm home. Admission to the festival is included with BioPark admission. For more, call the BioPark at 848-7180 or visit cabq.gov/biopark.