Chuggin’ along the BNSF Railroad


At the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens in Palm Desert, California, volunteers maintain more than 3,300 feet of miniature railroad tracks occupying three quarters of an acre on the Zoo’s grounds. The main line features this G-scale BNSF locomotive traveling on 940 ft of track over realistic-­-looking waterways and past well-­-known landmarks, including miniaturized reproductions of historic Old Indio, the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore.

Mark your calendar to celebrate National Train Day, May 09, 2020.


Arabian Oryx


In 1972, only six Arabian Oryx were left in the wild.  Thanks to aggressive conservation and cooperation among zoos, governments, and conservation groups across the globe, the number in the wild has grown to over one thousand.