Raging For Rhinos

As grey clashes with brown, the earth moves. One after another, like a steady drum beating to a rhythmic chant, prints the size of a melon are etched into the earth’s canvas. Slowly,… more ›

We Have a “Big” Announcement!

Reid Park Zoo is happy to announce Lety, the twelve-year-old female tamandua, and Santiago, a fifteen-year-old male tamandua welcomed a male baby tamandua on August 31. Although the little one has yet to… more ›

Free Zoo Admission for Military!

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, all active and retired military can take advantage of FREE admission to the Zoo with proof of military ID on Wednesday, July 4th from 8:00 am… more ›

Zoo Staff Deeply Saddened by Elephant’s Death

Reid Park Zoo staff are saddened to report beloved 11-year-old male elephant, Punga, died unexpectedly yesterday due to a double mesenteric root torsion, or twisted gut. Symptoms of this condition occur suddenly and… more ›

50 Years of Giant Anteaters!

In 1968, Reid Park Zoo introduced the Tucson community to its first pair of giant anteaters. These new animals were a big change from the Zoo’s previous collection of birds, prairie dogs, farm… more ›

Walk-out to the Zoo Day Camp

In anticipation of the teacher walk-out… Reid Park Zoo has added even more Day Camps. The Walk-out to The Zoo – Day Camp is for children in grades 1-6 from 9:00-4: 00 pm… more ›