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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 […]

Remembering ‘Lovingly Mischievous’ Kasih

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It is with heavy hearts that we let you know of the passing of Kasih, our rambunctious 11-year-old Bornean orangutan. In the past two weeks, Kasih (pronounced Kuh-see) started showing signs of a sudden, serious neurological disease. An emergency MRI on Thursday showed a large brain mass. She was being medically evaluated and treated but […]

Baby Giraffe Born at the Phoenix Zoo!

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Need a reason to smile today? Look no further!  The Phoenix Zoo welcomed a female baby giraffe on Tuesday, September 12 (one week ago today). The little girl weighed in at approximately 150 pounds and is being extremely well-cared-for by her very protective mother, Sunshine. This is Sunshine’s first calf, and the two will remain […]

Milestone Reached in Phoenix Zoo’s Chiricahua Leopard Frog Head-Starting Program

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There’s no hyperbole here; the work being done at The Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation Conservation Center is equally as remarkable as it is inspiring. Their work head-starting egg masses and developing and improving husbandry techniques for the federally threatened Chiricahua leopard frog illustrates that assertion perfectly. The Zoo works closely with the […]

Saving Borneo’s Hornbills One Box at a Time

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Marisa Boyd and Bryan MacAulay were recent recipients of both the Zoo’s Staff Conservation Grants and the International Congress of Zookeepers Conservation Grant. In May, they traveled to Malaysia for two weeks to work with hornbills in their natural habitat. They each developed a project that would benefit all eight species of hornbills that are […]