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.

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