The Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park in Window Rock is a sanctuary for nature and the spirit. The animals reside in truly natural habitats surrounded by native vegetation and rock scenery. Most of the animals are native to the Navajo Nation. Known to be the only "tribal zoo" in America, the zoo is dedicated to exhibit animals and plants important in Navajo history and culture.
There are about 30 species of wild animals, and at least half a dozen kinds of domestic animals. Those species include the redtail hawk, chukar, bobcat, black and brown bears, boer goat, red foxes, pony, sheep, and more. The birds of prey have permanent injuries that prevent their return to the wild. Many animals were received as orphans; generally, wild animals are not bred at this zoo.
Facilities at the site include an exhibition center, trails and examples of traditional Navajo dwellings. Group tours are available. The grounds are open year-round, except Christmas and New Year's Day. Please call or write for more information.