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.  

It’s a Girl!

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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

Enrichment at the Zoo

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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

FREE Teacher Workshop (Pre-K – 2nd Grade)

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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