A new lion is joining the pride at Reid Park Zoo! Tony is a 5-year-old male lion who comes to Tucson from the San Antonio Zoo, where he was born. He was named… more ›
It’s play time! As the world’s most social cat species, lions love to wrestle and play with members of their prides!
Lions Kaya and Nayo are participating in Tongue Out Tuesday! Did you know that cats’ tongues are covered in hundreds of tiny, backwards-facing spines? These spines are used for grooming and for licking… more ›
Sound on! Kaya the lion is Queen of Reid Park Zoo, and she uses this territorial call to tell any other lions that might be in the area that the Zoo is her… more ›
Lions do not naturally enjoy being in water as much as some other cat species, but if one of your favorite toys is in the pool, it might be worth taking a dip!
Today is World Lion Day! This holiday is important for highlighting lions’ conservation challenges and the need to Protect the Pride. Wild lion populations have decreased by 90% in the past century from… more ›
Sometimes when you watch the animals, they watch you back! Enjoy this video of Nayo the lion observing you closely for a few minutes while relaxing with her family.
Successfully Treating Kidney Disease in our Lion Shombay, Reid Park Zoo’s male African lion, has successfully been treated for kidney disease since he was first diagnosed in 2016. His care team has been… more ›
Some Animals Prefer Social Distancing Primates are very social animals. We rely on each other for gathering resources, sharing knowledge, and providing comfort. But many other members of the animal kingdom are adapted… more ›
The animals, as the old cliché goes, are running Reid Park Zoo. Around the clock, staff at Reid Park Zoo are busy caring for animals from around the globe. It’s a story that… more ›