Zoo Caper Summer Camp Registration Starts 2/19/13 at 8am!

Zoo Caper Summer Camp will open for registration at 8am on Tuesday, February 19th!  Multiple camp sessions will be available for campers entering 1st through 6th grade, with different topics and activities for each age group.  Click here for schedule and pricing information. The best part is that Zoo Members get a discount!  Buy a… read more

Visit the Elephant Training Wall 1-29-13

How do Keepers safely work with elephants? Through a barrier, like this one, that allows controlled access. Next time you’re in Expedition Tanzania, check to see whether there’s a session going on at the training wall!

Male Lion Cubs to Depart Soon for Their New Homes! 11-30-12


Can you believe the Zoo’s African lion “cubs,” born in July of 2011, have gotten this big?  Male “Abuto,” pictured here with his brother “Ayotunde,” will be moving to the Zoo’s health center on Monday to start crate training for his transfer to Colorado’s Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in late December or early January.  Ayotunde will… read more

Zoo Admission Rates Change on December 1, 2012

Reminder:  The Zoo’s seasonal admission rates will change on Saturday, December 1. The Zoo’s daily admission rates from December 1, 2012 – to May 31, 2013 will be:  Adults: $9; Seniors (62+) $7; Children (2-14) $5.  Or purchase a membership now at and visit as many times as you’d like for a whole year!  Thanks,… read more

Giraffe Encounter is Back!

The giraffes are healthy and eager for carrots, so stop by the Zoo and visit them!  The Giraffe Encounter takes place every day of the week from 10:00-10:45, and additionally on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.

New Giraffe on Exhibit 11-8-12

Male giraffe “Jasiri” arrived at Reid Park Zoo in October, and went out onto exhibit for the first time this morning. At 1 year and 7 months of age, Jasiri is still much smaller than our female giraffes. Welcome to Tucson, Jasiri!

Howl-o-ween 2012 was a Great Success!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Howl-o-Ween 2012!  The event served nearly 10,000 guests, and generated important funds for education programs at the Zoo.  If you couldn’t make it this year, please come visit us in 2013!   [nggallery id=59]

Zoo will Close Early on Saturday, Oct. 13

Please note:  The Zoo will close at NOON on Saturday, Oct. 13 to allow staff to set up for ZOOcson!  Tickets for this age 21 and over event are still available–click here for more information.

Baby Anteater Born 9-27-12

Another baby at the Zoo! Giant anteater “Zoe” gave birth during the early morning of September 27th. The first time mom and baby (sex unknown) both seem to be doing well so far. Zoe is choosing to be on exhibit, so the area has been blocked off to give them quiet time as they figure… read more