Enrichment at the Zoo

Sita toy

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)


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

Featured Instagram Photos from Brew at the Zoo

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This year’s Brew at the Zoo event on Saturday, June 14 featured a safari truck photo booth, where Brew-goers could use masks and props to stage their own souvenir photos.  Our Brew at the Zoo Instagram Challenge captured quite a few safari photos, and a lot of other fun pics from the evening.  Thanks to everyone who… read more

Animals Make Numbers Fun

Little Critters Craft

If you’re looking for a way to get your 2-5 year old child excited about learning basic concepts like numbers, colors, and shapes, look no further than the Zoo’s Little Critters Workshops for Preschoolers!  But don’t take our word for it, here’s a review from one of our regular attendees, Christina Grossman, who hosts a… read more

Reid Park Zoo Receives Accreditation


Reid Park Zoo is proud to announce that it was recently granted renewed accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Reid Park Zoo underwent a thorough review and inspection in January, demonstrating the Zoo meets or exceeds professional standards for excellence in animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety.  AZA requires zoos… read more

Summer camp registration now available!


Registration for 2014 Zoo Caper Summer Camp for kids entering grades 1-6 is now online. These camps are packed with unique Behind the Scenes adventures, and they fill quickly, so register today!  Click here for more information, or to register.

Meet New Male Otter “Hasani!”

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Although African spotted-necked otters are often solitary in the wild, there’s nothing more fun than watching two playful otters at the Zoo! We’re pleased to welcome “Hasani,” a male African spotted-necked otter, who recently came to Reid Park from the Toledo Zoo. Hasani is just a little over a year old (he was born in… read more

Betty White at Reid Park Zoo!


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.