Congratulations to our Teen Volunteer class of 2012! They have completed their training and are now ready to greet you in the Zoo. Education “stations,” crafts, games, and face painting are all activities they will be hosting for Zoo guests. Look for their green shirts and smiling faces at animal exhibits and in the Conservation… read more
Beginning on Friday, June 1st, Reid Park Zoo will change over to our summer schedule. In order to give our visitors an extra hour to enjoy the Zoo in cool weather, we’ll be opening at 8:00AM and closing at 3:00PM. From June 1st through August 31st, Reid Park Zoo hours are 8:00AM to 3:00PM.
News from Expedition Tanzania: Keepers have filled the pool completely, and yesterday all five elephants went swimming together for the first time. Wow. Click here to watch the elephants go swimming.
With the arrival of our newest elephant residents, our need for leafy snacks has grown considerably! If you or someone you know is in the landscaping/plant-trimming business and has access to a ready supply of any of the following, we’d like to speak to you! Please call us at 520.837.8186 and ask for Jim. Acacia… read more
Easter at the Zoo featured treats for kids, and treats for animals too! Want to be part of the fun next year? Watch this space in February of 2013 for information about next year’s event. Here are some photos of our Easter Egg Hunt, and of the tigers and tamanduas receiving piñatas stuffed with their… read more
We know it seems like we’re teasing you, but consider this a dress rehersal. You’ll get to see elephants playing in the mud, LIVE, starting on March 28 (March 25 for Zoo members)! Click HERE to watch!
The elephants discovered their mud wallow for the first time today, and tons of fun ensued! [nggallery id=57]
All five African elephants have arrived at Reid Park Zoo from San Diego Safari Park! Adult elephants Mabu, Samba, and Lungile; as well as 5-year-old Punga, and 1-year-old Sundzu got to explore their new exhibit for the first time today. It opens to the public on March 28, 2012. [nggallery id=56]
Elephants Connie and Shaba are settling into their new home in San Diego. To see a video of them munching on ficus branches and interacting with their new Keepers, click here.
We’re pleased to report that elephants Connie and Shaba made it to San Diego safe and sound, and are getting to know their new home and their new Keepers.