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Help Us Name the Baby Orangutan!

by Phoenix Zoo
Baby Bornean orangutan at the Phoenix Zoo

Our baby orangutan needs a name! Our staff has selected five names, each with its own special meaning, and we invite you to vote on your favorite choice. The winning name will be announced at a baby shower event at the Zoo on November 8, 2014. Voting ends November 6, 2014 at 8 p.m. MST. […]

Come See the Baby Orangutan!

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Baby Bornean orangutan at the Phoenix Zoo

On Monday, October 13 our baby orangutan made his big public debut! The baby boy (who is yet to be named) clung to his mother Bess as she came up from the orangutan night house into one of the two day rooms of their habitat; Orang-Hutan: “People of the Forest.” Guests, staff and news media […]

Baby Orangutan Update

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Phoenix Zoo

Our baby orangutan is now almost one month old! The male and his Mom, Bess, are doing well and continue to spend time in the night house under the watchful eye of keepers and Zoo veterinarians. We’re just as excited as you for his public debut and appreciate all of the messages of support we’ve […]

Bornean Orangutan Born at the Phoenix Zoo

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Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a baby boy Bornean orangutan. The orangutan was born on Tuesday afternoon, September 2, 2014 to mother Bess and father Michael. The newborn is the second baby born to Bess and Michael, joining eight-year-old sister Kasih. Mom and baby appear to be doing well and […]

Phoenix Zoo Welcomes Male Orangutan

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The Phoenix Zoo is excited to welcome our newest resident; Daniel, a seven-year-old Bornean orangutan. Daniel comes to Arizona from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Cleveland, Ohio. He arrived in Phoenix the night of November 13, 2013 via United airlines, accompanied by one of his longtime keepers who will stay several days to help him […]

Conservation Connection: The Beautiful Rhinoceros

by lhardwick7212

By Carrie Flood  Rhinos are so much more than grey, squatty unicorns. Their elusiveness and rarity are similar to unicorns, but rhinos have never been known to glow, burp glitter or fly. (This is not to say they can’t; it’s just that scientists have never observed it.) All five species of rhinos are vulnerable to […]

Keeping our Animals (and Guests) Cool in the Summer

by lhardwick7212

Pools are located in the habitats of our lions, tigers, elephants, Andean bear and rhinoceros. Many animals occasionally receive tasty ice treats such as bloodsicles, fishsicles or frozen food. Misters are used at Monkey Village and at our elephant habitat. Some animals, like those on the Savanna, receive a sprinkler or garden hose shower to […]

PHOTOS: Zoo Views

by lhardwick7212

Spanning over 125 acres in the Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened/endangered species. Over 1 million guests visit the Zoo on an annual basis to see magnificent animals like African lions, […]

Winter in July

July 14, 2018 7:00 am - 11:00 am

 Winter in July!  Temperatures are heating up, but the Phoenix Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland on Saturday, July 14! Chill out in nearly 50 tons of snow, splash around at the wet and wild play areas, and watch our lovable animals enjoy icy treats. All activities are included with general Zoo admission. We […]

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Remembering ‘Lovingly Mischievous’ Kasih

by lhardwick7212

It is with heavy hearts that we let you know of the passing of Kasih, our rambunctious 11-year-old Bornean orangutan. In the past two weeks, Kasih (pronounced Kuh-see) started showing signs of a sudden, serious neurological disease. An emergency MRI on Thursday showed a large brain mass. She was being medically evaluated and treated but […]