Summer Update

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It’s summertime in Tucson, and it’s HOT at Reid Park Zoo! Although the Zoo’s exhibits feature ample shade and water, on very hot days some animals will be given access to cooled behind-the-scenes spaces. We’re sure you will agree that giving animals the choice to take a break from the excessive heat is best for their… read more

Nandi News

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With baby elephant Nandi’s first birthday coming up this summer (August 20), we asked her keepers to give us with an update about her growth and progress, and how she spends her days. Here’s what they said: Nandi has begun a training program, but it’s still very basic. She’s learning to follow her trainers, and… read more

Camp Grizzly

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What would you do if you returned from a hike to find two grizzly bears exploring your campsite? At the Zoo, we want to help you ensure that never happens; our exhibit signage and education programs focus on the importance of safe, bear-proof camping. But let’s face it, wouldn’t it be fun to watch two… read more

Sun Bear Dresena Euthanized

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Reid Park Zoo regrets to announce the death of a Malayan sun bear named Dresena yesterday afternoon. At over 34 years of age, Dresena was the oldest known Malayan sun bear in captivity. The median life expectancy for females of this species is 23. “Her long life is a testament to the scientific advances in… read more

Lemur Introductions

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Lately, Zoo guests have been treated to lots of whooping and screeching that can be heard far from the black and white ruffed lemur exhibit where it originates. Lemurs aren’t large animals, but boy can they make noise! The Zoo currently houses four lemurs: two males and two females. Junior and Jasper, the males, arrived… read more

Zoo Summer Camp 2015

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Most of our summer camp sessions are sold out, but we still have space in some of the sessions for kids entering grades 5 and 6 in the fall. See what’s available on our camp page, and if you want to be put on the wait list for a session that’s full, just give us a call at… read more

FREE Workshops for Teachers

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Are you a Tucson teacher looking to make classroom concepts memorable and fun? The Zoo is offering 1-day workshops this spring to introduce you to the Zoo as a resource for science, math, language arts, and more! Click here for more information.

The Millions for Tucson Ford Mustang Raffle

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The Jim Click Automotive Team is presenting a new 2015 Ford Mustang, 50th Anniversary Edition to the Tucson community…to be used as the featured prize in their ongoing effort to raise millions of dollars for non-profit organizations in greater Tucson. With your $25 contribution (or 5 tickets for $100) you could win a 2015 Ford Mustang… read more

Rodeo Camp 2015 – Sign up now!

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Looking for an adventure for your child during Rodeo break? The Zoo offers a two-day camp for kids in grades K-5 who are lucky enough to have a couple days off school on Thursday and Friday, February 26 and 27. We won’t lasso or ride animals at OUR Rodeo, but we will enjoy two action-packed days… read more

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