Major Zoo Projects
Big plans are afoot at Reid Park Zoo! We’ve got a number of exciting projects in the works that will make Reid Park Zoo bigger, better and even more fun. Learn about them by clicking on the links below.
As a community Zoo, we rely on community support. You can play an important role in making these projects happen through your donation or pledge. Contact Diana Whitman at 520-837-8217 or email@example.com for more information.
The Wildlife Carousel
New Animal Health Center
All carousels are magical — but Reid Park Zoo’s is extra special. Spinning beneath a 36’ thatched African roof, thirty hand-painted exotic animals glide to the beat of global rhythms.
Here a child’s dream of riding an elephant, a giant anteater, a rhino, or a giraffe can come true. Children can touch the endangered animals of our world, creating an unforgettable experience that is both enjoyable and educational.
The carousel is an important building block for Reid Park Zoo. It provides a great new experience for visitors now, while also providing an important source of revenue to enhance the Zoo’s future.
There are still a small number of animals available to sponsor. For more information contact Diana Whitman, firstname.lastname@example.org or (520)881-4753
Opening date: October 2015
Current status: Completed and open to the public!
We’ve got big plans for new animals and exhibits at the Zoo – but none of it can happen without expanding our health care capacity. Our current veterinary clinic of less than 4,000 square feet was built 36 years ago for a much smaller and less diverse resident population. A new Animal Health Center is the cornerstone of Reid Park Zoo’s future growth.
Continuing to be a great zoo requires a major enhancement in the health care environment for our animals. That means:
- a surgery suite that can accommodate large animals as well as small ones
- ICU units suitable for animals of all sizes
- diagnostic devices that can provide immediate results of blood work and ultrasound testing
- holding areas with controlled air circulation to ensure that contagious animals are effectively quarantined
- state-of-the-art treatment facilities that will allow our skilled vet staff to give every animal the best care possible
In addition to positioning Reid Park Zoo at the forefront of modern Zoo medicine, the new Animal Health Center will also teach the veterinarians of tomorrow. Students from the University of Arizona’s new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Education Program will have the opportunity to train in whole-life animal care by observing and assisting in the Zoo’s Health Center. Younger students from area schools will also have the chance to observe and learn at an on-site classroom.
Expected opening date: Late 2017
Current status: Groundbreaking January 2017, Under construction
Click here for more about our progress
You can help make this happen!
Contact Diana at 520-837-8217 or email@example.com