It was a sad day for Reid Park Zoo staff. M’Bali, one of the oldest African lions in captivity, died on Wednesday, April 28. He was almost 23. “He had a long, wonderful life here,” says Alisha, one of his keepers. “He taught me about providing care for geriatric animals and I am proud of… read more
Pedal your way to the Zoo on Saturday, April 17 and show your bicycle helmet at the front gate for one free admission! Valet bike parking will also be available. Bike to the Zoo Day is part of the annual Tucson Earth Day Festival in Reid Park.
All three of the Zoo’s giraffes were weighed recently. It’s important to have accurate weights on animals in order to maintain their good health. The giraffes cross a scale every time they enter or exit their barn; they have been trained to stop on the scale and wait there while Zoo Keepers record their weights. … read more
Who doesn’t love a basket full of treats? Zoo Keepers celebrated Easter by presenting the animals with eggs and baskets stuffed with their very favorites. The Andean bears unwrapped raisins, dried pasta, and grapes; and the lion discovered meatballs! [nggallery id=9]