The Zoo will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. We will re-open at 9am on Friday, November 28.
Five elephants arrived from San Diego Safari Park in February, 2012. Mabu is a mature male; Semba and Lungile are mature females. Punga (son of Mabu and Semba) was born in 2007, and Sundzu (son of Mabu and Semba) was born in 2010. A baby female elephant, Nandi, the first born in Arizona, was born at 10:55pm on August 20, 2014.
We’re very excited to introduce Reid Park Zoo’s newest pachyderm residents and their amazing new habitat, Expedition Tanzania! The seven acre expansion provides an introduction to the culture of East Africa and the important work being done to protect wildlife. Guests are able to explore the winding pathways, find clues which will provide insight into the lives of animals, and discover the excitement of seeing elephants in an expansive habitat. Can’t make it to the Zoo? CHECK OUT THE ELEPHANT CAM!
- Species Name:
- African elephant
- Scientific Name:
- Loxodonta africana
- Our Animal's Name(s):
- Mabu, Lungile, Semba, Punga, Sundzu, and Nandi
- Proud Parents:
- Mary Hermeling
Bret & Kelly Slater
Kay B Gray
Lezley K & Ronald W Barth
Philip De Amelia
Live Elephant Cam
Baby Nandi Photo Contest!
Elephant calf Nandi turned 3 months old on November 20! To celebrate this milestone, we are hosting a photo contest to find her best baby…
Pumpkin Bash 11/1/14
On Saturday November 1, Zoo Keepers gave pumpkins to just about every animal at the Zoo! Check out these great photos of animals enjoying a…
The entire community was invited to participate in a naming poll to choose the name for the new baby elephant, and we're pleased to announce…
Visit The Elephant Baby Info Page!
Questions about the new elephant baby? Curious what she's been up to? We update this page frequently--check it out!