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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 […]

Let it Glow!

by lhardwick7212

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

by lhardwick7212

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

by lhardwick7212

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!

by lhardwick7212

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 […]