New Mexico Wildlife Center Hosts Open House

Ann Sherman, an educator/handler volunteer with the New Mexico Wildlife Center, holds up a Great Horned Owl. Courtesy photo


ESPAÑOLA– New Mexico Wildlife Center invites the community to its annual Open House 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 and Oct. 7.

This is an opportunity for the public to meet many species of native wildlife up close and enjoy an afternoon of fun designed for all ages.

This year’s event will begin Oct. 6 with a special ribbon cutting dedicating the new home of one of the Center’s most beloved Animal Ambassadors and long-time resident, Sly, a Red-eared Slider turtle.

Other attractions at the two-day event:

Although there is no charge for the event, there is a suggested donation of $5 per vehicle. This event is a fundraiser for New Mexico Wildlife Center, a non-profit organization supported entirely through donations and grants.

NMWC is at 19 Wheat St. in Espanola. For more details, call at 505.753.9505 or email

About New Mexico Wildlife Center

New Mexico Wildlife Center works to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public awareness, strategic partnerships, and responsible wildlife rehabilitation. The Center is open to the public for self-guided tours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Sick and injured animals are taken in seven days a week, but it is advised that you call first after 3 p.m. on Sundays.

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