How Reid Park Zoo Keeps Animals Cool

Reid Park Zoo is home to many desert-adapted animals that are built for the heat, but we still use some neat tricks to make sure that each animal is cool and comfortable. Check… more ›

Mabu the Elephant Enjoys a Pool Day

African elephants are well adapted to hot climates, but they still love to cool off with a swim when they can. Our herd shares a deep 98,000-gallon pool that is perfect even for… more ›

Spotlighting Our Animal Dads

Happy Father’s Day! Today we are celebrating some of our wonderful animal fathers. Many species don’t rely on paternal care, but others have dads that go above and beyond! Meerkat mobs all work… more ›

Teaching our Tower

The herd is learning together! Denver the giraffe is now comfortable learning next to her newer herd members, Penelope and Sota. Check out the video below of the three learning together in an… more ›

Will Zoo Be Our Valentine?

We are WILD about you! Love is in the air at Reid Park Zoo, and the animals have begun to celebrate! This weekend you might find cute Valentines around the Zoo. These heat… more ›

World Snake Day 2020

Today is World Snake Day! Snakes fill a critical niche in global ecosystems as the experts of pest control, but negative attitudes towards them can hinder their conservation. As reptiles, snakes cannot contract… more ›

Wildlife of Reid Park Zoo

Reid Park Zoo is known as the home to hundreds of exotic animals from around the world, but our Zoo grounds are also home to countless native wild animals that choose to spend… more ›