Navajo Nation Zoological and Botanical Park

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United States of America - Arizona - Window Rock

Institution Code: NAVAJ

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Navajo Nation Zoological and Botanical Park

Conserve, protect, enhance and restore the Navajo Nation's fish, wildlife and plants through aggressive management programs for the spiritual, cultural and material benefit of present and future generations of the Navajo Nation.

Main Address:
Navajo Nation Zoological and Botanical Park
P.O.Box 9000, Navajo Nation
Hwy. 264, Building 36A
Window Rock
Arizona 86515-9000 United States of America

Telephone: 602 871 6573
Fax: 602 871 6637
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Gloria Tom, Director
    Curator's Name: David Mikesic, Zoo Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number:
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 10

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Zoological Institution
  • Date founded: 1962
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 35.6647000
    Longitude: -109.0497200
    Annual Rainfall: 289 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 10217
    Arboretum: No
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Native plants of Arizona, ethnobotanical collections.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes