Posts tagged with ‘Phoenix Zoo’

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Bornean Orangutan Born at the Phoenix Zoo

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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, […]

Narrow-headed Gartersnakes Born at the Phoenix Zoo

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Narrow-headed gartnersnake at the Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo’s Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation Native Species Conservation Center announced the first-ever propagation of the threatened narrow-headed gartersnake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus). In 2007, the Zoo received a small research population of wild-caught narrow-headed gartersnakes in hopes of developing a propagation and release program. On the morning of July 2, 2014, a […]

The Phoenix Zoo Makes An IMPACT!

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Recently, the Phoenix Zoo was a proud recipient of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s distinguished IMPACT Awards for Response to Adversity in the Large Business Sector. For 27 years the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has been honoring the accomplishments of Valley businesses and recognizing the impact they’ve had on the greater Phoenix business […]

Prowl & Play 2014 at the Phoenix Zoo!

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Prowl & Play at the Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo’s summer evening event, Prowl & Play, is back! With six different evenings to choose from throughout the summer there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy unique activities and animal encounters as you explore, see and hear the Zoo differently than during a daytime visit. Kids can beat the summer […]

Time for Something New!

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Party Safari Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo has decided to retire Walk in the Wild and Rock the Zoo, both longtime fundraising events. We sincerely appreciate your patronage of these events over the past several years and we know that these events were enjoyed by guests and members of the Zoo alike. Instead, we are excited to focus on our new […]

Happy Birthday Luka!

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Luka's First Birthday Phoenix Zoo

On January 3, 2014 we celebrated Luka’s first birthday here at the Phoenix Zoo! We celebrated with special activities, encounters, games and of course a cake and presents for the birthday boy. Large blocks of ice with fruits, vegetables and other goodies inside made up each layer of his impressive cake. Bamboo “candles” with fresh […]

Hadiah the Tiger Correctly Picks Bowl Game Winners!

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Hadiah, a seven year old female Sumatran tiger at the Phoenix Zoo, is on a winning streak! It has become an annual tradition at the Zoo to ask Hadiah for her predictions on who will win the college football bowl games played in Arizona each year. How do you ask a tiger which team she […]