Keeper work

It’s National Zoo Keeper Week!

This week (July 19-25) is National Zoo Keeper Week–a great opportunity for us to appreciate the hard work Reid Park Zoo’s Keepers do every day of the year! Sure, there’s some cuddling of… more ›

Sue and Curtis

A Team Effort

The Zoo’s African elephant herd came to Tucson from San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2012, but Reid Park Zoo’s partnership with San Diego’s elephant experts didn’t end there. Keepers from SDZSP still… more ›


Summer Update

It’s summertime in Tucson, and it’s HOT at Reid Park Zoo! Although the Zoo’s exhibits feature ample shade and water, on very hot days some animals will be given access to cooled behind-the-scenes spaces.… more ›


Nandi News

With baby elephant Nandi’s first birthday upon us (August 20), we asked her keepers to give us with an update about her growth and progress, and how she spends her days. Here’s what they… more ›


Camp Grizzly

What would you do if you returned from a hike to find two grizzly bears exploring your campsite? At the Zoo, we want to help you ensure that never happens; our exhibit signage… more ›


Sun Bear Dresena Euthanized

Reid Park Zoo regrets to announce the death of a Malayan sun bear named Dresena yesterday afternoon. At over 34 years of age, Dresena was the oldest known Malayan sun bear in captivity.… more ›


Lemur Introductions

Lately, Zoo guests have been treated to lots of whooping and screeching that can be heard far from the black and white ruffed lemur exhibit where it originates. Lemurs aren’t large animals, but… more ›

Education - Camp (5)

Zoo Summer Camp 2015

Most of our summer camp sessions are sold out, but we still have space in some of the sessions for kids entering grades 5 and 6 in the fall. See what’s available on our camp page,… more ›


FREE Workshops for Teachers

Are you a Tucson teacher looking to make classroom concepts memorable and fun? The Zoo is offering 1-day workshops this fall to introduce teachers to the Zoo as a resource for science, math,… more ›