African Elephants Are Now Listed as Endangered In late March African savanna elephants were reclassified as Endangered by the IUCN red list. Previously listed as Vulnerable, new research shows that African savanna elephant… more ›
Adolescent elephant Tsandizkle, known fondly as Sundzu, has left Reid Park Zoo and now resides at the San Diego Zoo Elephant Odyssey habitat. “Sundzu is at the age where young male elephants move… more ›
Penzi found another fun thing to play with! Turns out that a clump of grass makes an excellent elephant toy, and Penzi spent lots of time tossing it around and trying to chew… more ›
Have you been keeping an eye on the elephants on our Zoo Cams? Earlier this week, Mapenzi explored a new part of her habitat for the first time! The “pool side” portion of… more ›
Mapenzi, our newly-named African elephant calf, is on track to becoming an expert wallower! Wallowing in mud is lots of fun, but it’s also good for the herd. Mud baths are a great… more ›
It’s official: Reid Park Zoo’s 2.5-week old African elephant calf has a name! More than 17,000 votes were collected through a poll on the Arizona Daily Star’s website, ultimately choosing Mapenzi for the… more ›
Friday, April 10 Update: Thank you for all the kind words and well wishes you sent along yesterday for the elephant calf! She is bright and energetic today but does continue to experience… more ›
Get an inside look at what it takes to get ready for the arrival of an elephant calf.
With the weather warming up, our African elephant herd is starting to spend more time in their pool! Nandi and her older brother Sundzu are especially playful, and love to roll and splash… more ›
Today Savannah, one of our elephant care professionals, is #BringingTheZooToYou with a look at enrichment for the African elephant herd!