Thank You for Your Enrichment Gifts!

Thank you so much for your generosity during the holiday season! The animals are all enjoying the thoughtful enrichment gifts you purchased for them. Your gifts benefit every species from the meerkat mob… more ›

How To Weigh An Alligator

Bayou the Gator Weighs In During a Routine Check-Up At Reid Park Zoo we strive to allow all of our animals to participate in their own healthcare. One basic behavior that is important… more ›

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 ›