Keepers are training the African spotted-necked otters to perform several behaviors that help us better manage and care for them. Although in the wild these otters mainly eat fish, crabs, and small invertebrates, in the Zoo they also enjoy small pieces of sweet potato and carrot as training rewards. Otter training sessions occur most days… read more
Are you a preschool or kindergarten teacher? The Zoo is offering a FREE workshop that focuses on Growing Up Wild activities. The workshop dates are Thursday, November 11, 2010 (5:00 pm-8:00 pm) and Saturday, November 13, 2010 (8:00am-4:00pm). Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children is an early childhood education activity guide that builds… read more
Did you know that Reid Park Zoo is a Polar Bears International Arctic Ambassador Center? Through this special partnership, the Reid Park Zoo is hosting its first regional Project Polar Bear Contest! Project Polar Bear is a way for small groups of young people to make a big difference. This contest challenges teens to create… read more
The green basilisk lizard has made his debut in the South American cave tank. Stop by to see his fin-shaped crest and watch him “walk” on water. Green basilisks are known for their uniquely adapted toes and their ability to dash over water surfaces to escape predators. How cool it that?