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The Cutest $81 Donation We’ve Ever Received

by lhardwick7212

Our mission at the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo is to provide experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. Six-year-old, Kaelyn McCall, embodies that spirit perfectly. Recently, Kaelyn happily created a free lemonade stand for her neighborhood. But in an uplifting twist of fate, people began to donate […]

Fernando’s Birthday Wishlist!

by lhardwick7212

Celebrate Fernando’s birthday by supporting him and his home with some great gifts! Gifts may be dropped off here at the zoo!   Lowe’s Gift Card Help improve Fernando’s home with plants and supplies from Lowe’s!                                         […]

Bringing Dinosaurs in the Desert to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

by lhardwick7212

Here at the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo, our mission is to advance the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. It’s something we certainly don’t take lightly, and try to find as many ways to connect individuals […]

California Condor Exams and Vaccination

by lhardwick7212

Weighing close to 20 pounds with a wing-span greater than nine feet, California condors are large and powerful birds. It took a team effort to secure them for their routine physical examinations this week. Two keepers held each bird and a third helped with their feet and wings as needed. While it may look uncomfortable […]

Annual Squirrel Monkey Exams a (Big) Team Effort

by lhardwick7212

We constantly receive feedback from our guests that Monkey Village is always on their must-see list when they visit the Zoo … no matter how many times they’ve been here! Monkey Village is a unique, open exhibit where squirrel monkeys scamper through bushes and trees just inches away. In fact, it’s the only walk-through squirrel […]

The Trumpeter Swan … in Phoenix?

by lhardwick7212

Each staff member at the Phoenix Zoo LOVES animals. So when Bird Keeper, Kyle Waites, heard through the grapevine that a swan was spotted at the Children’s Zoo Lake, he grabbed his camera to take some photos of the beautiful bird. However, after close scrutiny, many photos and multiple lengthy discussions with various people, they […]

Above and Beyond: Burrows for Blue-crowned Motmots

by lhardwick7212

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 […]

Support the Phoenix Zoo This Holiday Season!

by lhardwick7212

As the holiday season approaches, we pause to give thanks for our blessings and the people in our lives. The Phoenix Zoo is grateful for the support of members and friends just like you! It is also a time when charitable giving often comes to mind. Charitable donations are an excellent way to support the […]

Saving Species in Action: The Elusive Bush Dog

by lhardwick7212

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 […]