Giraffe update 7/27/11

Giraffe Denver went out on exhibit this morning without medication for the first time since she became ill.  She ate carrots enthusiastically during the Giraffe Encounter, and her digestion seems to be improving (although it’s not back to normal yet.)  Keepers will continue to monitor her progress very closely.

Giraffe update 7/26/11

Denver the giraffe continues to make progress. She is still not eating or digesting consistently, but she is active, showing more interest in food, and overall looks brighter. Today she visited the Giraffe Encounter for the first time since becoming ill and a few lucky visitors were able to feed her and pass along their… read more

Giraffe Update Friday 7/22 9:30 a.m.

Zoo Keepers and Veterinarians report this morning that Denver remains stable with very little change. She is up, alert, and drinking. She is still not eating, which is of great concern. She has access to her outdoor exercise yard this morning – which allows her to see and be closer to the other two female… read more

Giraffe Update: July 21, 5:00PM

Denver, the female giraffe, remains under careful observation this evening. She is still not eating, which is of great concern to the animal care team. We will continue to keep you posted.

Giraffe Update

Although still under very careful observation, the female giraffe “Denver” remains stable. As of this morning Zoo staff reports she is drinking, urinating, and defecating, which are good signs. She seems more interested in food today as well. We will continue to provide updates as she progresses. As suspected, early pathology reports confirmed a significant… read more

Zoo Stunned by Giraffe Death on 7/19/11

Reid Park Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Watoto,” a male giraffe, who died on the evening of July 19, 2011. “This is a difficult loss for the Reid Park Zoo family,” states Susan Basford, Zoo Administrator. “This was a horrible and unfortunate accident that resulted in the loss of an animal. … read more

National Zookeeper Week is July 17-23!

In honor of National Zookeeper week (July 17-23), show our world-class staff of keepers how much you appreciate them! Fill out this form and we’ll post your messages in the keepers’ quarters. Also, if you bring a “thank you” card for our keepers to the front gate of the Zoo between July 17th and the… read more

Summertime = Popsicles!

Female African elephant “Shaba” enjoys a frozen treat featuring cucumber slices and pieces of fruit.

July 8 Summer Safari Night UPDATE

Summer Safari WILL continue tonight, but due to the monsoons this week, some special activities will not take place as planned. Pricing tonight will be $5 for adults, $3 for children, and ALL MEMBERS GET IN FREE!

Meet Reid Park Zoo Keepers at the movies on Saturday, July 9 from 5-8pm

Join Reid Park Zoo Keepers at Tower Theaters in Marana this Saturday night (7/9) from 5-8 p.m, for the opening weekend of “Zookeeper,” the movie!  They’ll be giving the scoop on what it’s REALLY like to be a Keeper, and giving away prizes to lucky moviegoers.  Plus, if you bring your “Zookeeper” movie stub to… read more