Baby Nandi Photo Contest!

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Elephant calf Nandi turned 3 months old on November 20! To celebrate this milestone, we are hosting a photo contest to find her best baby picture. Click HERE to submit your photo and vote on your favorite–the entry with the most votes by 12/4 will win a Behind-the-Scenes tour!

Pumpkin Bash 11/1/14

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On Saturday November 1, Zoo Keepers gave pumpkins to just about every animal at the Zoo! Check out these great photos of animals enjoying a special fall treat: Thanks again to Buckelew Farm for donating the pumpkins!

Get Discounted Tickets!

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The Zoo is now offering companies, associations and hotels the opportunity to offer their employees, members and guests discounted consignment tickets online.  

Enrichment at the Zoo

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At the Zoo, caring for animals goes way beyond feeding and cleaning. Animals are regularly enriched with a changing array of pre-approved tastes, smells, and toys that stimulate their senses and encourage natural behaviors. Enrichment keeps animals active and engaged with their surroundings, and that’s a benefit for visitors too! On your next trip, you… read more

Howl-o-ween Instagram Challenge

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The Zoo joined Instagram just last month, and this was our first Instagram Challenge!  Participants at Howl-o-ween were encouraged to post their photos using #zoohowloween.  These are our favorites–Instagram users are credited in the lower corner of each photo.  Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo.  Stay tuned for our upcoming Zoo Lights Instagram Challenge!… read more

Zoo News Introduces the Lemurs

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Get to know the Zoo’s new black and white ruffed lemurs in this Zoo News video from Tucson 12, The City Channel.  Click here to watch!

Summer hours end August 31

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Don’t forget, Zoo summer hours end on Saturday, August 31. We’ll be open from 9am-4pm starting Sunday, September 1, which means you (and the anteaters) get to sleep in! More information about hours and current rates can be found here.

Happy National Zoo Keeper Week!

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Our Keepers work hard every day to provide excellent care for each and every animal at Reid Park Zoo. Thank you, Zoo Keepers, for your commitment to wildlife, conservation, and making the Zoo a better place.

Piñata Friday!

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This may be the only time you’ll see an otter stalking an elephant–it’s piñata Friday at Zoo Caper Summer Camp!   Campers have spent the week building giraffes, elephants, flamingos, and…cheeseburgers (?) out of cardboard boxes and papier-mâché.  Today, keepers will stuff these creations with species-appropriate food items, and campers will get to watch animals enjoy… read more

Sita goes for a Swim

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Your house cat might not like to take baths, but tigers are pretty good swimmers and sometimes hunt in shallow water.  This video features Sita, the Zoo’s female tiger, spending tranquil afternoon time in her pool.  Click here to watch the video.