Lane Kirkpatrick, BioPark Zoo docent, takes you on a guided tour of the nationally acclaimed Albuquerque Zoo. He discusses wildlife species threatened with extinction and what zoos are doing to prevent extinctions. Visit animal exhibits and programs involved in the Species Survival Plan including Mexican gray wolves, polar bears, jaguars, snow leopards, Malayan tigers, giraffes, Asian elephants, cheetahs, African painted dogs, orangutans, and more. Class fee includes zoo admission. Limited enrollment.

Lane Kirkpatrick is a retired business executive whose firm focused on industrial automation and environmental consulting. With a lifelong interest in wildlife, nature and conservation, he has prepared extensive zoo-wide tour materials and leads zoo tours. He is a contributing editor to New Mexico Wild. He practiced taxidermy when young, managed federal, state and local environmental agencies, and produced and hosted PBS Channel 5 program “New Mexico’s Environment.”