Reid Park Zoo Statement on Fence Breach

At approximately 10 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022 an individual scaled a perimeter fence and gained entry into Reid Park Zoo.

Zoo staff who observed the individual quickly responded by calling police and were able to lead the individual out of the Zoo where police escorted him off the property. The only habitat the individual entered was a tortoise habitat. No animals or humans were harmed in the incident.

“People trespassing into the Zoo can pose serious threats to themselves and the animals,” said Reid Park Zoological Society President and CEO Nancy Kluge. “We are glad that no one was hurt, but we are taking this incident seriously. We are grateful to Tucson Police Department who responded quickly and to the staff who quickly responded with the Zoo’s emergency protocols.”