July 16, 2018 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo’s new walk-through aviary opened to the public Sunday. The new attraction is filled with native birds and allows visitors two options for viewing. They can view the birds from the covered Conservation Pavillion, or they can enter the enclosure, walking along a path inside the aviary.
The SF Teaching Zoo held a preview for employees Friday, followed by an event for zoo members and the media Saturday. SF Teaching Zoo director Jonathan Miot said the walk-through aviary gives visitors a chance to see birds native to the area. Five species of birds are in the aviary – cattle egrets, fulvous whistling ducks, roseate spoonbills, white ibis and wood ducks, Miot said that they expect to have more birds in the aviary in the future.
Visitors can see the birds in the aviary, and all of the other animals at the zoo seven days a week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.