Arizona Gives Day is April 7

Every year, Arizona comes together on the first Tuesday of April to give back as a community on Arizona Gives Day. This incredible tradition means more than ever this year.

While the Zoo is temporarily closed to the public, our animal care professionals are here to ensure our animals are healthy and thriving. We look forward to the day we can welcome you back into the Zoo to see these amazing animals in person. Until then, we will continue to serve our mission of connecting people and animals to ensure the protection of wild animals and wild places by bringing the Zoo to you virtually.

You may have noticed that Reid Park Zoo’s logo features a giant anteater, a species that has called Reid Park Zoo home since 1968. Your Zoo has a long history of being a leader in the care and conservation of this impressive and important species. We hope you enjoy this short clip of Reid Park Zoo’s male anteater Nico enjoying a snack at the Zoo.

Anteaters primarily eat insects, but one of their favorite treats is greek yogurt. Nico especially loves yogurt, and uses his strong sense of smell to find where animal care staff might have hidden some in his habitat. Some of Nico’s other favorite treats include avocados, oranges, and pureed human baby food!

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 7, when we’ll be bringing you lots of other stories of the giant anteater and other equally amazing animals to celebrate community giving. If you are able to give this Arizona Gives Day, please consider giving* to your Zoo.

We know many members of our community are struggling during this unprecedented moment in history. We want you to know that your non-financial support and love of the Zoo are just as valuable and appreciated.

Help Us Meet Our Match

Generous Zoo supporter Sharon Foltz has generously offered to match all Arizona Gives Day donations up to $1,000! Donate today and double the impact your support has for your Zoo. Contributions are more important than ever during this unprecedented moment in history.

*Big news: Due to the recent passage of the CARES Act,  there are changes designed to increase the deductibility of charitable contributions, including a new $300 above-the-line deduction for cash contributions to qualifying charities — like the Reid Park Zoological Society! Learn more about the CARES Act here.