Elephant Birthing Barn

ABQ BioPark Zoo / Albuquerque, NM

The 6,500-square-foot Elephant Birthing Barn was designed to accommodate the ABQ BioPark Zoo’s three elephants and a soon-to-be-born baby elephant. The barn’s eave height is approximately 27 feet, with multiple skylight panels providing natural light into the building’s interior. Nine-foot overhead doors facilitate the movement of the elephants and equipment as well as provide natural ventilation and unobstructed visitor viewing. The barn complies with Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) standards and guidelines for elephant well-being, security and keeper safety.