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

Elephant Web Cam Live by 10-31-12

We’re so excited–by the end of October you’ll be able to watch the Zoo’s elephants LIVE on exhibit from a link on our website! This screen shot is a sample of what’s coming soon….

Another boy! 9-13-12

The Zoo welcomes a baby tamandua (lesser anteater) named “Quito,” born on August 30th, 2012.  Tamandua are not on exhibit at the Zoo, but his parents occasionally come out for scheduled presentations. Check the event board in the front plaza when you arrive for your visit! Animal Care Supervisor Leslie puts “Quito” the tamandua baby… read more

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.