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Well this is “em-bear-assing”…

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Last week, Luka, our 2-year-old Andean bear, made the move to a behind-the-scenes area of the Phoenix Zoo in preparation for transport to another zoo and so we could begin the process of reintroducing our adult bears to one  another with the hopes that they will have more offspring. In addition to moving Luka, Zoo […]

4-D Theater Now Open!

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The Phoenix Zoo is celebrating the opening of a brand new 4-D Theater! The new theater was built through a partnership with SimEx-Iwerks, an industry leader and innovator of immersive 3-D and 4-D attractions. The 50 seat theater delivers a high-definition viewing experience in 3-D with 7.1 digital audio surround sound and features a variety […]

Luka and Hadiah to Contribute to Species Survival Plans

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As an organization focused on conservation, the Phoenix Zoo, part of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), is proud to participate in multiple Species Survival Plans® (SSP). The mission of an AZA SSP is “to cooperatively manage specific, and typically threatened or endangered, […]

2014 Video Rewind

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In 2014 the videos we shared through our YouTube channel received 253,212 views for an estimated 319,019 minutes watched. That’s more than 221 days! From Reba the elephant enjoying a fire hose shower (our most watched video to date) to a fun Thanksgiving enrichment celebration, a special orangutan baby shower to meeting a bighorn lamb […]

Bowl Week at the Phoenix Zoo!

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Fiesta Bowl Cactus Bowl week at the Phoenix Zoo

It’s college bowl week in Phoenix and we’re celebrating with fun activities and special performances throughout the week! Hadiah, the Zoo’s female Sumatran tiger, will be making her annual predictions to “determine” the winner of both the Fiesta Bowl and Cactus bowl games, the college bowl bands will be performing at ZooLights and you can […]

Support the Phoenix Zoo this Holiday Season

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Did you know that the Zoo is a non-profit organization, depending solely on support from guests and charitable funding? In addition to helping with animal care, your purchases and donations make an impact by helping to provide experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. Here are just some ways […]

Cheetahs are Back at the Zoo!

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Cheetahs are back at the Phoenix Zoo! Three 15-month-old cheetah brothers arrived at the Zoo last week and are now out on exhibit! They are still settling in to their new home, so there may be times they choose to go back into their night house to rest, but we anticipate you’ll be able to […]

Help Us Name the Baby Orangutan!

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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. […]

Fall Online Auction

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Looking for a fast and easy way to get some holiday shopping done? The Phoenix Zoo’s fall online auction is ready for your bids! Hop online to bid on artwork, jewelry, fine dining experiences, sports tickets and one-of-a-kind adventures. The auction runs until November 2 at 8 p.m. All auction proceeds support the care of […]

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 […]