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Reid Park Zoo’s giraffe herd has grown by two! Reticulated giraffes Penelope and Sota have arrived at their new home in Tucson from Como Park Zoo & Conservatory in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Penelope… more ›
Throwback to Nandi and Penzi playing in the mud on this hot day in August! Now at 6 months old, Penzi is a little more coordinated than she used to be, but sometimes… more ›
Look at those paws! Grizzly bears’ front claws are around four inches long and are used for digging into dirt, logs, shrubs, and snow. You can see that the claws on their back… more ›
Though cats are obligate carnivores, small amounts of grass consumption are perfectly safe and sometimes fun to play with! Bella the jaguar didn’t actually consume very much of this umbrella grass in her… more ›
The monarch butterflies are here! Our new native milkweed plants are already going to good use just a few weeks after planting. We are overjoyed to see pollinators enjoying our new garden!
Giraffes like Denver have a specially adapted tongue and mouth that allow them to eat thorny branches without getting poked. They also have thick sticky saliva that coats any thorns consumed to protect… more ›
Leslie the king vulture is showing off a behavior called “rousing,” which is when a bird lifts and shakes their feathers. One reason for this behavior is to reorganize out of place feathers… more ›
It’s play time! As the world’s most social cat species, lions love to wrestle and play with members of their prides!
Many of you enjoyed the recent photos of our American alligator chomping on some cantaloupe enrichment. Check out this video we also took from that moment! Bayou had a blast cracking open this… more ›