Nesting for the Holidays

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One nest does NOT fit all–the nesting habits of different bird species are as varied as their colors and songs. The Zoo’s blue crowned motmots are naturally inclined to nest in tunnels in banks, so some Eagle Scouts worked with Zoo Supervisors to design and build a nesting structure that mimics a wild motmot nest, but also allows Keepers… read more

New Chilean Flamingo Chick Hatched in November

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‘Tis the season for flamingo chicks! This fuzzy little one hatched just before Thanksgiving, joining sister Alice (hatched in October) as the youngest members of the flock. Wild Chilean flamingos nest at high altitudes, so these birds are naturally adapted for cold temperatures. On chilly nights at the Zoo, the young flamingos’ parents huddle around them to keep… read more

Zoo Attendance Record in Sight

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The Zoo is close to breaking its attendance record in 2014, but we need help to reach our goal! The previous record of 606,884 was set in 2012, the year Expedition Tanzania opened. 2014 has also been a great year for the Zoo–after a mild winter and a series of successful spring and summer events, we… read more

Visit the Enrichment Tree and Give a Holiday Gift to Your Favorite Animal!

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The Enrichment Tree is located in the Zoo’s Conservation Learning Center, and is accessible during regular Zoo hours (9am-4pm daily). Zoo Keepers have compiled a list of items they know their animals will LOVE, and have decorated this tree with ornaments listing each item separately. Just take an ornament, purchase the product (instructions on where to find,… read more

Baby Nandi Photo Contest!

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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 picture. Click HERE to submit your photo and vote on your favorite–the entry with the most votes by 12/4 will win a Behind-the-Scenes tour!

Pumpkin Bash 11/1/14

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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 special fall treat: Thanks again to Buckelew Farm for donating the pumpkins!

Howl-o-Ween Instagram Contest

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You’re already planning to snap photos of your friends and family at Howl-o-Ween, right? Why not share those photos for a chance to win 4 tickets to our next big holiday event…Zoo Lights! Just tag your photos #zoohowl2014, and check Instagram or Facebook on October 30 to find out if you’re the winner. And if you… read more

Introducing Nandi!

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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

Go to The Melting Pot, Support the Zoo!

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

Get Discounted Tickets!

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The Zoo is now offering companies, associations and hotels the opportunity to offer their employees, members and guests discounted consignment tickets online.