On Halloween 2010, the animal residents of Reid Park Zoo will receive special pumpkin treats! A schedule will be posted at the front gate for guests. The polar bears may dunk them, elephants will smash them, lions might attack them, and many others will have the opportunity to enjoy the unusual surprise. Staff will be… read more
Last Sunday, Keepers helped unload an 11-year-old female giraffe from a very tall trailer and into the Zoo’s giraffe barn. She came to us from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a partner AZA accredited facility. Like all other new arrivals, she’ll undergo a 30-day quarantine period and a gradual introduction to her new exhibit mates. You can… read more
The Zoo is sad to announce the death of male African lion “Kitabu” after a noticable decline in his health over the last two days. Kitabu suffered a stroke in February, but was able to enjoy a few more months of good health thanks to the efforts of the Zoo’s Keepers and veterinary staff. Kitabu… read more
The Zoo is excited to announce that one of our teen volunteers, Gus Woodrow-Tomizuka, will be heading to the tundra near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for a week-long Teen Leadership Camp hosted by conservation group Polar Bears International (PBI)! Reid Park Zoo was invited to send a representative to the camp because of its role as… read more
Can you help? With so many organizations competing for candy donations around Halloween, the Zoo faces a big challenge in getting enough treats to satisfy all of its trick-or-treaters at Howl-o-ween. Each year, friends of the Zoo donate thousands of individual pieces of candy, helping to make the event better every time! We’re hoping that… read more
Female rhino “Yebonga” stepped on the scale yesterday, and registered a healthy 4502 lbs. Many of the Zoo’s animals are trained to stand on a scale for a reward. Most prefer a food treat, but Yebonga just likes to have her ears scratched!