New Mexico's Alameda Park Zoo Is One Of The Oldest Zoos In The Southwest
By Monica Spencer|Published March 04, 2021
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at email@example.com.
It just might be history that makes New Mexico so enchanting. The state is home to some of the oldest places in the country: the oldest continuously inhabited settlement, the oldest house, the oldest church. Another designation to add to that list? New Mexico is also home to one of the oldest zoos in the Southwest.