Celebrating Penzi and the Spirit of Giving

Today, we have so much to celebrate. It is Penzi the African elephant’s first birthday. This not-so-little elephant has brought incredible joy to our community as she splashes in her mud wallow, gobbles up hay, and follows her big sister Nandi around to learn how to be an elephant. 

Penzi is an incredible ambassador for her species, helping those who visit her connect with wildlife, discover how magnificent elephants are, and inspires them to explore what can be done to support conservation efforts happening worldwide. 


That brings us to the other reason today is special. Today is Arizona Gives Day, an annual spring celebration of giving to nonprofits in our state. We can’t thank you enough for being a friend and supporter of Reid Park Zoo. The past year has brought many challenges, but your generosity has made a difference and enabled us to continue providing our community a world-class Zoo, amazing conservation programming, and exceptional animal care.

Would you consider making a donation today to support Reid Park Zoo? This Arizona Gives Day, your donation will go twice as far: Sharon Foltz, a longtime Zoo supporter, has offered to match up to $1,000 in donations made today. Thank you, Sharon, for your incredible generosity.

Your gift, at any level, truly makes an impact and is fully tax-deductible.