Eyes on the front, ready to hunt!

Did you know animals that hunt are called predators? Predators eat other animals, called prey, for food. They are very important for keeping ecosystems healthy because they maintain the balance between plants and… more ›

Animal Ambassadors Helping to Educate the Community

Originally thought to be globally extinct, the Black-footed ferret is one of the most endangered mammals in North America. Today, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), estimates there are approximately 300… more ›

Lets HOP for World Frog Day!

Although they are one of the smallest and often overlooked animal species kept at Reid Park Zoo, Poison Dart Frogs play a crucial role in helping environmental scientists study the condition of our ecosystem.… more ›

Big Cats: Predators Under Threat

When you hear of an animal being a predator, it’s not often that you associate it with the word threatened. Sadly though, this is not the case for bigs cats such as lions,… more ›

Vaquita Conservation

What on earth is a vaquita? It’s a critically endangered porpoise species that lives less than 400 miles from Tucson in the northwestern corner of the Gulf of California, Mexico. These animals regularly… more ›