Reid Park Zoo Receives Accreditation

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Reid Park Zoo is proud to announce that it was recently granted renewed accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Reid Park Zoo underwent a thorough review and inspection in January, demonstrating the Zoo meets or exceeds professional standards for excellence in animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety.  AZA requires zoos… read more

Betty White at Reid Park Zoo!

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Betty White, a lifelong animal lover and zoo advocate, paid a visit to Reid Park Zoo recently. Her quiet visit was spent behind-the-scenes interacting with Zoo staff and, of course, the animals! Thank you, Betty, for your gracious spirit and your support of Reid Park Zoo and our mission.

Request for Qualifications

Reid Park Zoological Society has issued a Request for Qualifications for professional architectural and engineering services for an Animal Health Center for Reid Park Zoo. The RFQ may be downloaded here: Health Center Architect RFQ FINAL 030314 (1)

Information About Ruby Star Ranch

Reid Park Zoological Society is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support, advocate for and enhance the value of Reid Park Zoo for the community. Reid Park Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Tucson. Reid Park Zoo is located in the heart of Tucson and provides unique opportunities for the community… read more

Free Day at the Zoo 11-16-13

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Saturday, November 16 is the Tucson Family Festival in the Park!  In addition to games, crafts, and activities for all ages in ReidPark, the Zoo will be FREE all day (from 9am-4pm).  We anticipate a VERY busy day in the Zoo, so please come prepared for crowds.  For those of you who prefer less chaos,… read more

Lemur Exhibit Grand Opening

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Introducing two black-and-white ruffed lemurs, Pepe and Nuit! “The new lemur habitat is a magnificent addition to Reid Park Zoo” states Jason Jacobs, Zoo Administrator. “Zoo staff is to be commended for renovating a dilapidated exhibit and updating it with new mesh for ease of viewing. The landscaping and enrichment features create a vibrant habitat for lemurs,… read more

Baby Anteater Update 1-24-13

Baby anteater “Zola,” born Sept 27, 2012, doesn’t look like a baby anymore. At almost 30 lbs, she’s getting too big to ride on mom’s back–but she’s doing a lot of brave exploring on her own. Check it out in this video, or come visit us in the afternoon (when late-sleeper Zola is most likely… read more

Summer Kid’s Tour, Saturday July 13th

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Saturday July 13th, from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Alliance for School Choice is hosting an event at the Reid Park Zoo to help educate families on alternative schooling options for children. Children will be admitted free with paying adults. Alliance for School Choice will be giving away up to 300 backpacks, full of school… read more

New Zoo Administrator Announced

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We will soon welcome a new Zoo Administrator! Jason Jacobs, selected through a national search, is coming to Tucson after serving as the Director of Development and Marketing for the Los Angeles Zoo since 2005. Prior to the Los Angeles Zoo, Jason worked at the Potawatomi, Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, and Zoo Miami. Jason… read more

Tiger “Baheem” gets a check-up

Male Malayan tiger “Baheem” got a clean bill of health on his recent medical exam, and a Zoo Keeper got a rare chance to safely measure her hand next to his paw.