Watermelon Wednesdays at Reid Park Zoo

Join Us on Watermelon Wednesdays Every Wednesday in July is Watermelon Wednesday! This weekly event is one of our animals’ favorites of the whole year. Every Wednesday our care team creatively distributes fresh watermelon… more ›

How Reid Park Zoo Keeps Animals Cool

Reid Park Zoo is home to many desert-adapted animals that are built for the heat, but we still use some neat tricks to make sure that each animal is cool and comfortable. Check… more ›

Mabu the Elephant Enjoys a Pool Day

African elephants are well adapted to hot climates, but they still love to cool off with a swim when they can. Our herd shares a deep 98,000-gallon pool that is perfect even for… more ›

Spotlighting Our Animal Dads

Happy Father’s Day! Today we are celebrating some of our wonderful animal fathers. Many species don’t rely on paternal care, but others have dads that go above and beyond! Meerkat mobs all work… more ›

Say Hello to Rainbow, the Blue-and-Gold Macaw

Have you met the new macaw near the Flight Connection aviary? Rainbow the blue-and-gold macaw recently moved from a behind-the-scenes aviary to a habitat next to our resident cockatoo. Long-time Zoo fans might remember Rainbow… more ›