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Support the Phoenix Zoo this Holiday Season

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Phoenix Zoo cheetah

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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Phoenix Zoo cheetah

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 […]

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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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 […]

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, […]