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Come See the Baby Orangutan!

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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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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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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 […]

Notes from the Field, Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Update

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Chiricahua Leopard Frogs Phoenix Zoo

Summer is an especially exciting season for the Phoenix Zoo’s Conservation team. One program that kicks into high gear during the warmer months is our Chiricahua leopard frog (CLF) head-starting effort. In collaboration with the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), we raise CLF egg masses up to […]

Conservation Notes From the Field, Guyana – Chapter Two

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Phoenix Zoo Guyana Conservation Grant

(for background information, be sure to check out the previous chapter) Phoenix Zoo educators Liesl Pimentel and Carrie Flood continue to share updates and photos from their adventures in Guyana. They are traveling on a Zoo Staff Conservation Grant, working with local conservation biologists, gathering information and images/video to enhance educational programming here at the […]

Conservation Notes From the Field, Guyana

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Phoenix Zoo Guyana Conservation Grant

Phoenix Zoo educators Liesl Pimentel and Carrie Flood are traveling in Guyana, South America, as part of a Zoo Staff Conservation Grant project they designed late last year. They are working in collaboration with a previous external Zoo Conservation Grant recipient, Matt Hallett. Matt and his team in Guyana are working on jaguar population studies, […]

Narrow-headed Gartersnakes Born at the Phoenix Zoo

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Narrow-headed gartnersnake at the Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo’s Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation Native Species Conservation Center announced the first-ever propagation of the threatened narrow-headed gartersnake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus). In 2007, the Zoo received a small research population of wild-caught narrow-headed gartersnakes in hopes of developing a propagation and release program. On the morning of July 2, 2014, a […]

The Phoenix Zoo Makes An IMPACT!

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Recently, the Phoenix Zoo was a proud recipient of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s distinguished IMPACT Awards for Response to Adversity in the Large Business Sector. For 27 years the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has been honoring the accomplishments of Valley businesses and recognizing the impact they’ve had on the greater Phoenix business […]

Prowl & Play 2014 at the Phoenix Zoo!

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Prowl & Play at the Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo’s summer evening event, Prowl & Play, is back! With six different evenings to choose from throughout the summer there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy unique activities and animal encounters as you explore, see and hear the Zoo differently than during a daytime visit. Kids can beat the summer […]

Handprints in Glass Donor Wall

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The Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary is launching the first donor wall of its kind in the country, designed with glass tiles cast from handprints from the public. The Auxiliary will begin selling the three dimensional one-of-a-kind tiles at their launch event taking place at the Phoenix Zoo on Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. during […]