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Make Giving Tuesday a Giving ZOOday!

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Phoenix Zoo Giving Tuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have day to give back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 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 […]

Isle of the Tiger – Now Open!

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Isle of the Tiger at the Phoenix Zoo

Isle of the Tiger – Now Open! Isle of the Tiger exhibit is the final jewel of the A World Class Zoo For A World Class City Capital Campaign that has brought remarkable changes to the Phoenix Zoo. Isle of the Tiger features 16,000 square feet of space with a variety of substrate materials, landscaping, […]

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

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Howl-O-Ween at the Phoenix Zoo

Get into the Howl-O-Ween spirit by putting together your best costume and entering our Spook-tacular Costume Contest!  Send in your photos with name of entrant, age of entrant, name of parent/guardian, email address and phone number from October 9, 2015 until October 19, 2015 to enter to be a finalist at our in-person contest during […]

Join Us for a Celebration of Fall!

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Phoenix Zoo

Celebrate Fall at the Phoenix Zoo! Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp | Howl-O-Ween| Spirit Week| and More! Join us every day through the month of October as we celebrate fall at the Zoo! Watch as some of the Zoo’s animals enjoy pumpkins and other treats during Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp, take a photo at various fall […]

Zoo Closed Sept. 3, Open Again Sept. 4

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Phoenix Zoo

We are excited to announce that the Phoenix Zoo will reopen on Friday, September 4! Fall hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with member early entry at 8 a.m. At this time, all animals will be out enjoying their habitats. A portion of the rhinoceros exhibit viewing area will be blocked off, but the […]

Louisiana Pine Snake Conservation

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Louisiana Pine Snake

This August, the Phoenix Zoo, along with four other Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) facilities, contributed to reintroduction efforts of the Louisiana pine snake. The snake is native to the longleaf pine ecosystem in northwestern Louisiana and eastern Texas. Originally found in nine parishes in Louisiana and 14 counties in Texas, as a result […]

Luka is Headed to Nashville Zoo!

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Luka's First Birthday Phoenix Zoo

Luka, the Phoenix Zoo’s Andean bear, you remember – the one who we happily discovered is a girl – is headed to the Nashville Zoo. Luka will be leaving the Valley of the Sun and headed to Music City. Luka will be welcomed into a new habitat, opening spring of 2016, called “Expedition Peru: Trek […]

Say hello to Suriya!

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Suriya (pronounced ‘sir-eye-uh’), a 12-year-old female Sumatran tiger, is one of the newest residents at the Phoenix Zoo. Suriya came to Phoenix in April 2015 from the Oklahoma City Zoo through a recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Sumatran Tiger Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Program. After completing a standard 30-day quarantine period […]

National Heritage Breeds Week – May 17 – 23, 2015

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Did you know the Phoenix Zoo is home to multiple heritage breeds of domestic livestock and poultry? A heritage breed is a traditional livestock breed that was originally raised by early settlers, before industrial agriculture became a mainstream practice. To this day, these breeds retain essential attributes for survival and self-sufficiency. With changes in modern […]

Sunshine on the Savanna

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Phoenix Zoo giraffes

Sunshine, a two-year-old female Masai giraffe, came to the Phoenix Zoo from the Santa Barbara Zoo in California late last year through a recommendation from the Masai Giraffe Species Survival Program. After completing a standard 30-day quarantine period, she was introduced to each member of our giraffe herd. We let Sunshine decide when she was […]