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.

‘Tis the Season for Zoo Lights!

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Come to the Zoo between 6-8pm from Friday, December 6 through Monday, December 23rd for an evening of beautiful lights and decorations, live entertainment, and visits with Santa at Zoo Lights, presented this year by BMO Harris Bank. How many lights does it take to fill the Zoo?  No one is willing to count, but… read more

Happy Howl-o-ween 2013!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Howl-o-ween 2013! We couldn’t have done it without our incredibly hard-working volunteers, sponsors, and staff…or without the over 10,000 of you who attended the event! Dazzling lights, decorations, costumes and candy brought smiles to so many faces–happy Howl-o-ween from Reid Park Zoo!

Howl-o-ween Instagram Challenge!

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Coming to Howl-o-ween this weekend?  Take our Howl-o-ween Instagram Challenge!  It’s easy: Use your mobile device to take a fun photo at Howl-o-ween. Upload your photo to Instagram, tag @reidparkzoo and use #zoohowloween. Make sure your Instagram profile is public, and post your photo! We’ll review the photos next week, and select our favorites to… read more

Visit Grizzly Crossing

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The Zoo’s new exhibit, Grizzly Crossing, opened to the public last Thursday, but the Zoo hosted an event over the weekend to welcome the grizzly bears to Tucson in style.  Zoo docents and teen volunteers hosted activities for kids, and Zoo Keepers stopped by to chat with guests about the bears.  Meanwhile, Ronan and Finley explored… 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

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.

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.