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Nature Play – It’s not just for kids!

by lhardwick7212

Recently we shared with you about all the fun we’ve been having in our Family Nature Club program, but it’s not just the kids that get to have all the fun. At the end of February we’re providing a FREE nature play training workshop for adults and we hope YOU will join us! The concepts […]

Phoenix Zoo Family Nature Club

by lhardwick7212

There was digging, balancing, running, crawling and jumping. There was water carrying, fort building and bridge construction. There was exploring, discovery, caution and curiosity. There was smiling, talking, gasps of excitement, and so, so, so much laughter. All of this and more happened during a recent Family Nature Club program in Papago Park! Hosted by […]

We Can Save Cheetahs … But We Must Act Fast

by lhardwick7212

Recently, through an extensive survey, researchers determined that only 7,100 adult cheetahs are left in the wild. Cheetahs, the fastest land animals on the planet, are facing a staggering drop in numbers in large part due to habitat loss, fragmentation, conflict with farmers and ranchers, and illegal hunting. “Cheetahs, due to their non-aggressive nature, do […]

Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center

by lhardwick7212

In June and July of 2016, Phoenix Zoo Senior Reptile Keeper Matt Tietgen was fortunate to have the opportunity to help establish a new frog conservation facility, The Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center (HARCC).  Below is his account of the project. The project was started by Jonathan Kolby, a National Geographic Explorer. Kolby collaborated […]

Make Giving Tuesday a Giving ZOOday!

by lhardwick7212
Phoenix Zoo Giving Tuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have day to give back. On Tuesday, November 29, celebrate generosity and give back. Giving ZOOday is about the impact zoos and aquariums have on their communities by engaging visitors to be stewards of the environment and save species from […]

It’s Hard to Say ‘Goodbye’

by lhardwick7212

One of the hardest things about the privilege of working with animals is that sometimes you have to say goodbye. It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news of the passing of Half Ear, our Southern white rhinoceros.   Half Ear came to the Phoenix Zoo in October 2004 with her longtime […]

Ralph and Elvis’ Big Adventure

by lhardwick7212

Ralph’s Journey to El Paso, Elvis’ Arrival in Phoenix… A Timeline Ralph, one of our adult male Galapagos tortoises and an animal that has called the Phoenix Zoo home since we first opened our doors in 1962, has left for the El Paso Zoo. Although we are certainly sad to see him go, we are […]

NEW! Wildest Club in Town Kicks Off October 25th

by lhardwick7212

The Zoo is seeking dedicated individuals who want to give back to the community by increasing philanthropic support and awareness of the Zoo’s enriching exhibits, conservation and research initiatives, and educational programs. The Wildest Club in Town is for emerging professionals and Phoenix Zoo enthusiasts age 21 or older.  As leaders in their professional fields […]

Ambassador Animal Resources

by Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo has always recognized the importance of creating personal experiences to inspire guests to live in ways that promote the importance of the natural world. Educational animal shows and interactions are two ways to reach guests with this message. Allowing guests the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the animals helps to […]