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Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center

by lhardwick7212
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In June and July of 2016, Phoenix Zoo Senior Reptile Keeper Matt Tietgen was fortunate to have the opportunity to help establish a new frog conservation facility, The Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center (HARCC).  Below is his account of the project. The project was started by Jonathan Kolby, a National Geographic Explorer. Kolby collaborated […]

Make Giving Tuesday a Giving ZOOday!

by lhardwick7212
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We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have day to give back. On Tuesday, November 29, celebrate generosity and give back. Giving ZOOday is about the impact zoos and aquariums have on their communities by engaging visitors to be stewards of the environment and save species from […]

It’s Hard to Say ‘Goodbye’

by lhardwick7212
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One of the hardest things about the privilege of working with animals is that sometimes you have to say goodbye. It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news of the passing of Half Ear, our Southern white rhinoceros.   Half Ear came to the Phoenix Zoo in October 2004 with her longtime […]

Ralph and Elvis’ Big Adventure

by lhardwick7212

Ralph’s Journey to El Paso, Elvis’ Arrival in Phoenix… A Timeline Ralph, one of our adult male Galapagos tortoises and an animal that has called the Phoenix Zoo home since we first opened our doors in 1962, has left for the El Paso Zoo. Although we are certainly sad to see him go, we are […]

NEW! Wildest Club in Town Kicks Off October 25th

by lhardwick7212

The Zoo is seeking dedicated individuals who want to give back to the community by increasing philanthropic support and awareness of the Zoo’s enriching exhibits, conservation and research initiatives, and educational programs. The Wildest Club in Town is for emerging professionals and Phoenix Zoo enthusiasts age 21 or older.  As leaders in their professional fields […]

Ambassador Animal Resources

by Phoenix Zoo
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The Phoenix Zoo has always recognized the importance of creating personal experiences to inspire guests to live in ways that promote the importance of the natural world. Educational animal shows and interactions are two ways to reach guests with this message. Allowing guests the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the animals helps to […]

Shop at Fry’s Food Stores. Help the Zoo!

by Phoenix Zoo

Re-enroll or sign up or today. Thank you for supporting the Phoenix Zoo with the Fry’s Community Rewards Program. To date, the Zoo has received over $36,000 in donations from a percentage of your grocery purchases! As an annual program, Fry’s requires re-enrollment and we still need your help. All you have to do is […]

Zookeepers Personify the Phoenix Zoo’s Mission

by Phoenix Zoo

Welcome to National Zookeepers Week 2016! Every year, the diversity of zookeepers and their contributions to global conservation efforts are highlighted – and rightfully so. That is to say, the central mission of National Zookeepers Week is to recognize and promote dedicated zoo and aquarium professionals year round while celebrating animal care professionals’ achievements. Being […]

Phoenix Zoo a Hotbed of Pokémon Activity

by Phoenix Zoo
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The Phoenix Zoo is home not only to numerous exotic and endangered animals, but a host of ducks, geese, lizards, rabbits and quail also live among the park’s amazing horticulture. Early Monday morning, however, zookeepers and staff arrived to learn some slightly unusual creatures have decided to call the Phoenix Zoo home. “Pokémon are here,” Phoenix […]

Keeping the Zoo “Cool” in the Summer

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Arizona is hot. Like, really hot. The Phoenix Zoo takes the summer heat very seriously – especially when it comes to the care and comfort of the animals who call the Zoo home. The vast majority of animals here at the Zoo can safely tolerate extreme temperatures. For example, the Arizona Trail houses animals who […]