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Zoo Closed Sept. 3, Open Again Sept. 4

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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 […]

Celebrate Mom at the Zoo!

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Phoenix Zoo Bess holding Jiwa

This year you can celebrate Mother’s Day a day early at the Phoenix Zoo! On Saturday, May 9, Zoo members can join us for a special members-only Mother’s Day Breakfast. All guests can then celebrate throughout the park as we show our appreciation for moms, both two-legged and four-legged! Mother’s Day Member Breakfast 8:30 – […]

Join us for Arizona Gives Day!

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What is Arizona Gives Day? Arizona Gives Day is a state and nationwide, 24 hour, online giving campaign that helps people find, learn about, and contribute to causes they believe in. Arizona Gives Day provides Arizona based non-profits with a way to share their story and engage the community through a unique online giving platform. […]

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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Phoenix Zoo 3-D Glasses

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 […]