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 the winning name: Nandi (Nahn-dee), which is a common siSwati name for girls and means “sweet” or “fun” in the Zulu language. You can read more about the naming process, and… read more
In celebration of their grand re-opening, The Melting Pot in Tucson will be supporting Reid Park Zoo by donating $5 from every Four Course Experience purchased to the Reid Park Zoological Society now through September 15th! Make sure to stop by their location at 7395 N La Cholla Blvd, enjoy some great food, and support… read more
Spend less time at the cashier window and more time visiting your favorite animals by printing your tickets in advance!
Semba delivered her calf at 10:55pm on August 20, 2014, after being in active labor for only 20 minutes. The calf hit the ground at exactly 10:55pm, took a first breath immediately, stood up within minutes, and began to nurse within the hour. The calf has not been named or weighed quite yet. The first 48-72… read more
At the Zoo, caring for animals goes way beyond feeding and cleaning. Animals are regularly enriched with a changing array of pre-approved tastes, smells, and toys that stimulate their senses and encourage natural behaviors. Enrichment keeps animals active and engaged with their surroundings, and that’s a benefit for visitors too! On your next trip, you… read more
The Zoo’s Education Department will be facilitating a FREE 12-hour Teacher Workshop on Sat. Sept 13th (8am-4pm) AND Sun. Sept. 14th (Noon-4pm). This workshop showcases successful activities you can bring back to your classroom, and offers unique opportunities to connect with live animals at the Zoo. Excitement about animals inspires kids to learn, so the… read more
This year’s Brew at the Zoo event on Saturday, June 14 featured a safari truck photo booth, where Brew-goers could use masks and props to stage their own souvenir photos. Our Brew at the Zoo Instagram Challenge captured quite a few safari photos, and a lot of other fun pics from the evening. Thanks to everyone who… read more
Questions about the new elephant baby? Curious what she’s been up to? We update this page frequently–check it out!
If you’re looking for a way to get your 2-5 year old child excited about learning basic concepts like numbers, colors, and shapes, look no further than the Zoo’s Little Critters Workshops for Preschoolers! But don’t take our word for it, here’s a review from one of our regular attendees, Christina Grossman, who hosts a… read more
Reid Park Zoo is proud to announce that it was recently granted renewed accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Reid Park Zoo underwent a thorough review and inspection in January, demonstrating the Zoo meets or exceeds professional standards for excellence in animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos… read more