Ferrets Dimitri Nadia July 2016

Meet the New Ferrets

We’re excited to introduce ferrets Dimitri and Nadia, two new Education Ambassador Animals at the Zoo! Ferrets are in the Mustelid family along with otters and weasels. Most ferrets are domesticated versions of the… more ›

giraffe april 2016

Zoo Hours Change June 1st

Don’t forget, the Zoo will open at 8 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. from June 1-September 30! Take advantage of the earlier opening time to get to the Zoo before the day REALLY… more ›

tiger april 20163

Tiger Birthdays

Both of the Zoo’s tigers turn 15 years old in 2016. Female Sita celebrated her birthday on April 25, and male Baheem’s birthday was on May 16. Keeper Kim gave us some fun facts… more ›



by Jim Schnormeier, Reid Park Zoo General Curator A wise man once told me “a good Army runs off of its lieutenants.” Even though I was not in the military, and I am… more ›