Tiger Birthdays

Both of the Zoo’s tigers turn 15 years old in 2016. Female Sita celebrated her birthday on April 25, and male Baheem’s birthday was on May 16. Keeper Kim gave us some fun facts… more ›


by Jim Schnormeier, Reid Park Zoo General Curator A wise man once told me “a good Army runs off of its lieutenants.” Even though I was not in the military, and I am… more ›

Winning Photo Chosen

The results are in, and Photo #1 was the winner by a landslide. Diana Madaras will use this photo to create a work of art featuring Nandi; we are excited to see the… more ›

Local Artist Paints Nandi

Renowned Tucson artist Diana Madaras will paint a portrait of Tucson’s very own elephant calf, Nandi, and YOU can help choose the photo Diana will use for the painting. Click here to view… more ›