Little Critters Workshops for Preschoolers

Little Critters

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!

‘Tis the Season for Zoo Lights!

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Come to the Zoo between 6-8pm from Friday, December 6 through Monday, December 23rd for an evening of beautiful lights and decorations, live entertainment, and visits with Santa at Zoo Lights, presented this year by BMO Harris Bank. How many lights does it take to fill the Zoo?  No one is willing to count, but… read more

Free Day at the Zoo 11-16-13

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Saturday, November 16 is the Tucson Family Festival in the Park!  In addition to games, crafts, and activities for all ages in ReidPark, the Zoo will be FREE all day (from 9am-4pm).  We anticipate a VERY busy day in the Zoo, so please come prepared for crowds.  For those of you who prefer less chaos,… read more

Howl-o-ween Instagram Challenge

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The Zoo joined Instagram just last month, and this was our first Instagram Challenge!  Participants at Howl-o-ween were encouraged to post their photos using #zoohowloween.  These are our favorites–Instagram users are credited in the lower corner of each photo.  Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo.  Stay tuned for our upcoming Zoo Lights Instagram Challenge!… read more