Betty White at Reid Park Zoo!

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Betty White, a lifelong animal lover and zoo advocate, paid a visit to Reid Park Zoo recently. Her quiet visit was spent behind-the-scenes interacting with Zoo staff and, of course, the animals! Thank you, Betty, for your gracious spirit and your support of Reid Park Zoo and our mission.

We’re Now Accepting Teen Volunteer Applications

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Do you know a teen who would make a great volunteer at Reid Park Zoo? Teen volunteers (13-18 years of age) help teach Zoo visitors about wildlife and conservation, and assist with special events at the Zoo. Applications are available now! The deadline to apply is April 1st. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity today!… read more

Request for Qualifications

Reid Park Zoological Society has issued a Request for Qualifications for professional architectural and engineering services for an Animal Health Center for Reid Park Zoo. The RFQ may be downloaded here: Health Center Architect RFQ FINAL 030314 (1)

Little Critters Workshops for Preschoolers

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If you haven’t tried one of the Zoo’s Little Critters Workshops for preschoolers yet, it’s time!  Themed crafts, stories, walks through the Zoo, and personal visits with live demonstration animals are all included in these one-hour sessions for kids ages 2-5 years old.  Enthusiastic education staff members want to help our youngest visitors learn to… read more

Lion Cubs Get Their 3-week Check-Up

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The Zoo’s four African lion cubs got a 3-week check-up yesterday–they were separated from their mother briefly to be weighed and examined by the Zoo’s vet team.  Each of the cubs weighs between 5-6 lbs, and is growing fast!  To see some adorable footage of the cubs during their exam, click here.

Information About Ruby Star Ranch

Reid Park Zoological Society is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support, advocate for and enhance the value of Reid Park Zoo for the community. Reid Park Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Tucson. Reid Park Zoo is located in the heart of Tucson and provides unique opportunities for the community… read more

Baby Tapir Born January 4, 2014

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The baby tapir is finally here!  After a 13-month pregnancy, Baird’s tapir “Contessa” gave birth to a male calf on January 4.  While both mom and calf are healthy, Contessa was not nursing the baby, and displayed aggression towards him.  For his health and safety, he is now being hand-raised by Keepers.  This is very… read more

Lion cubs born December 23, 2013!

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On the morning of December 23, a Zoo Keeper heard tiny vocalizations coming from the “cubbing den” of female lion “Kaya.”  Kaya had given birth overnight, and the following day it was confirmed that five cubs were born, but one did not survive. Of the four remaining cubs, three are males and one is a… read more

Update on Elephant Pregnancy

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Click here to watch the latest episode of Zoo News, produced by Tucson 12 – The City Channel, featuring female elephant “Semba” who is expected to give birth next summer!