Baby Grevy’s Zebra Born 8-31-12

Reid Park Zoo announces the birth of an endangered Grevy’s zebra on August 31! Female zebra “Amira” gave birth to a healthy foal on exhibit late that afternoon.

It’s a boy!

Zoo Keepers have determined that the flamingo chick, born on 8/22, is definitively male. Zoo docent Fred Hood took this photo of the chick receiving “crop milk” from one of his parents. Both mom and dad will produce this nourishing milk for the baby until he fully develops the ability to filter his own food.

Sad News

We are very sad to announce that “Snow,” the Zoo’s 17 year-old polar bear, has passed away on Monday, September 3rd. She was discovered first thing in the morning by her Zoo Keeper. She was in her normal sleeping position and location, with no signs of trauma. The Zoo’s veterinarian indicated that although she had… read more

Flamingo Chick Hatched 8-22-12

The Zoo is thrilled to announce the arrival of a fluffy Chilean flamingo chick! Hatched on 8/22/12, this chick is the first flamingo born at Reid Park Zoo since 1997. Zoo Keepers–and its parents–will watch it carefully during its first fragile few weeks.

Elvis Munis Visits the Zoo on 7-27-12

We had a special guest in the Zoo yesterday! Elvis Munis, a Tanzanian student and naturalist, is riding his bicycle from Chile to Tanzania to raise money for conservation scholarships in his native country. He pedaled by the Zoo on his way through Tucson to visit the elephants and giraffes, and to inspire our staff!… read more

Asian Elephant “Connie” Euthanized in San Diego 7-19-12

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

Bowl for Rhinos!

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.

Tigers separated again 6-29-12

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