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


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.

A Successful “I Love Zoo” on 2/12/12

Animals and visitors shared the love at “I Love Zoo” on 2/12/12!   Check out some photos of the event in our gallery: [nggallery id=55] If you missed it, we hope to see you next year!

Record Attendence at Howl-o-ween 2011

Howl-o-ween 2011 was a huge success, with record attendance! Many thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, and staff members who worked SO hard to make this event great. And thanks to everyone who came out, braved the crowds, and supported the Zoo! [nggallery id=49]

Party for the Polar Bear on Saturday, 10/22/11 at 9:00am

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 9:00am at Reid Park Zoo’s polar bear exhibit as we bid farewell to Kobe, our female polar bear!  She is heading to Pittsburgh in November to meet her new boyfriend (bearfriend?) Koda.  On Saturday, we’ll be celebrating all things polar bear, and providing Kobe with lots of treats… read more

Candy Donations for Howl-o-ween are Appreciated!

Howl-o-ween is coming, and the Zoo needs all the candy it can get its hands on to provide safe trick-or-treating for 7,000 kids!  If you’d like to donate individually wrapped candy, or other small giveaway items, we’ll be gratefully accepting donations at front gate of the Zoo (every day between 9am and 4pm) until Wednesday,… read more

Big Cat Birthday on 6/25/11

Brave the heat and come out to our Big Cat Birthday Celebration on Saturday, June 25 starting at 9:00am in the Zoo’s front plaza. We’ll have crafts, games, and face painting, and you can even help make a birthday treat for one of our big cats!  Activities are FREE with regular admission to the Zoo.