Albuquerque’s zoo is equal to zoos in many cities that are quite larger. A photographer could easily spend several hours there getting great photos. Now is a good time to visit as the weather is cooler and the animals like to come out into the sun.
For a different perspective, consider close cropping of the animals by zooming in.
The babies are always great subjects for a photo.
Flamingos and their reflections are fascinating to photograph.
The people are also fun to capture on camera.