We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Connie, the 45 year old Asian elephant at San Diego Zoo and one-time resident of Reid Park Zoo. Connie had been under close medical supervision and management during the past weeks as her condition gradually deteriorated–a result of infections to her urinary and reproductive tract. Connie… read more
The Tucson Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers will host “Bowling for Rhinos” on Sunday, July 29th from 6-9pm at Lucky Strike Bowl. Everyone’s invited, and all the proceeds benefit rhino and cheetah conservation! Click here for more information about this event.
Click here to check out the Zoo’s new public photo albums on Flikr! These albums will be updated regularly so you can see what’s going on at the Zoo.
This morning, Zoo Keepers once again separated Malayan tigers Baheem and Sita. They started showing signs of aggressive behavior, which was not unexpected. Tigers are solitary in the wild, only spending time together when the females are interested in breeding. Now that Sita is no longer receptive to Baheem, we will keep them separated to… read more
Tucson’s Mayor and Council has approved an increase in Reid Park Zoo admission. As a result, Zoo admission rates will increase as outlined below on July 1, 2012 Don’t forget, the Zoo is still one of the best values in town–especially for members, who get unlimited admission with one low annual fee. Come see what… read more
Kenya Get Wet, the water playground inside the Zoo, is currently closed for repairs. It should open again on Friday, June 29th. Thank you for your patience!
Malayan tigers Baheem (male) and Sita (female) met each other on exhibit without a barrier between them for the first time last week! They have been introduced by Keepers in careful stages to make sure they remain curious about, but not aggressive with, each other. So far so good, and if all goes well we… read more
Click here for an update on elephants Connie and Shaba! We sure miss them, but it sounds like they’re doing really well in their new home at the San Diego Zoo.
Due to work being done inside the Expedition Tanzania habitat, the elephants will be off exhibit on Wednesday, June 13. We apologize for any inconvenience. They will be back on exhibit on Thursday.
Click here to watch the Zoo’s elephants go swimming!