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Above and Beyond: Burrows for Blue-crowned Motmots

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Our blue-crowned motmots, which can be found in the Forest of Uco, have been busy preparing for their breeding season in March. They will dig extensive burrows to nest in (months in advance) to give the entrance of the burrow a well-worn look so as to not attract unwanted attention when their chicks hatch.  Unfortunately for […]

Saving Species in Action: The Elusive Bush Dog

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Have you ever seen a bush dog? ACNC/Phoenix Zoo’s field conservation research director, Jan Schipper, and his colleagues in Costa Rica have been hoping for over a decade to see evidence of these elusive animals on their research cameras. Dr. Schipper and ProCAT team members, Dr. José F. González-Maya and Diego A. Gómez Hoyos, recently […]

Let it Glow!

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Illuminating Your Holiday Season The holiday tradition shines brighter than ever as the Phoenix Zoo ushers in another magical season of ZooLights ZooLights, presented by SRP and powered by EarthWise™ Energy, will light up the sky for its 26th season on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, and every evening thereafter through January 14, 2018.   To […]

Senator John McCain Joins the Fight to Save Mt. Graham Red Squirrels

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Mt. Graham red squirrels are native to southeastern Arizona and are only found in the Pinaleño Mountains of Graham County. They were thought to be extinct in the 1950s until they were rediscovered two decades later. The Phoenix Zoo currently maintains a small pilot breeding population of Mt. Graham red squirrels, but our ultimate goal […]

New, Safe and Effective Avian Management Techniques

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If you’ve visited the Zoo in the last couple of weeks, you may have seen the bird department engaged in activity with radio-controlled boats. We know what you’re thinking, and it does appear to be frivolous play, but this was actually very important (and potentially life-saving) training.  The goal is to maneuver the boats to be used as […]

Make Giving Tuesday a Giving ZOOday!

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Give the gift that keeps on giving; support the Phoenix Zoo’s wildlife conservation efforts today! We are proud to participate in #GivingTuesday (or, as we call it, #GivingZOOday!), a global day of giving back on November 28. As the holiday shopping season begins, we hope you will support the Zoo and the important work being […]

Celebrating the Zoo’s Veterinary Technicians

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It’s National Veterinary Technician Week, and we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the remarkable passion and dedication of our veterinary technicians. First celebrated in the early 1990s, National Veterinary Technician Week aims to recognize the contributions of vet techs across the country.   There is no such thing as a “typical” day for […]

The Zoo Welcomes Three Female African Painted Dogs!

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We are excited to welcome three female African painted dogs to their new habitat at the Zoo! These three gorgeous animals came to Phoenix from the Oklahoma City Zoo. Female African painted dogs can be a bit aggressive, so their introduction to our current male, Kio, will be carefully planned out.  As you can see, […]

Everything You Need to Know About Dinosaurs in the Desert!

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They’re here! Twenty-three prehistoric creatures have officially descended onto the Phoenix Zoo’s Desert Lives Trail. This is an unforgettable self-guided expedition into the land of the lost you won’t want to miss. For the convenience of our guests, we’ve put together tips, construction info, pricing and everything else you need to know about Dinosaurs in […]

World’s First Jaguar Friendly™ Coffee Launched by Phoenix Zoo, Press Coffee Roasters, ProCAT and Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network

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(Phoenix, Ariz.) A new Arizona-roasted coffee will let you wake up and help save jaguars. The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo and Press Coffee Roasters introduced Pura Vida – the first certified Jaguar Friendly™ coffee produced in the U.S. The 12-ounce bags of whole beans are on sale at all Press Coffee locations […]