Mapenzi Trunk Development

Look at that little trunk go! Mapenzi is almost four weeks old and getting familiar with her trunk. An elephant’s trunk has about 40,000 muscles and is both a nose and upper lip.… more ›

Mapenzi Playing in the Mud

Mapenzi, our newly-named African elephant calf, is on track to becoming an expert wallower! Wallowing in mud is lots of fun, but it’s also good for the herd. Mud baths are a great… more ›

Penzi Health Update

You may have noticed Penzi hasn’t been visible as often on the Zoo cam recently. Penzi’s nursing decreased over the weekend and she has had significant diarrhea later in the week. Dr. Roth,… more ›

Penzi at One Month

Babies often grow so fast, and one of the best indicators of health is weight gain. The African elephant calf Penzi, short for Mapenzi, has excelled in this category! She was born weighing… more ›

Adopt an Animal for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 10 and Reid Park Zoo wants to help you celebrate the matriarch in your family! Now through Mother’s Day, enjoy $5 off adoptions at the Parent Partner level or… more ›

Help Us Name the Elephant Calf!

Reid Park Zoo’s elephant calf is now a full week old and she needs a name! Reid Park Zoo and the Arizona Daily Star have partnered to ask the community to vote in… more ›

Adopt an Animal

Become a “Parent” to your favorite Zoo animal. It’s easy, fun and most importantly, your adoption fee supports the Zoo. Anyone can become a Reid Park Zoo Parent—individuals, families, school groups or classes,… more ›