Elephant Appreciation Day
The Phoenix Zoo strives to provide the best lives possible for our elephants. We believe in providing a relaxed environment where the elephants can spend most of their day… just being elephants.
Join us on Wednesday, September 22 as we celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day!
Activities will include:
First 25 Zoo members to report to the elephant exhibit get to assist with hiding treats for the elephants inside of their exhibit
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Elephant barn side door will be open for viewing of elephant care & daily tasks by keepers
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Guests can make piñatas which will be used for the elephants later in the day
Elephant creature feature and carrot toss
Elephant shower from the Phoenix Fire Department
Elephants receive piñatas
You can also bring the elephants a gift from their wish list, including Home Depot or Lowe's gift cards or a Bobcat tractor!
The Phoenix Zoo has three female Asian Elephants:
Indu was born in Thailand in 1965 and weighs in at 9, 075 pounds. Indu is the oldest and largest of our elephants. She moved to the Phoenix Zoo from another zoo in 1998. Indu enjoys finding and eating food, her favorites include melons and bananas. You can tell her apart from the other elephants by the large amount of pink pigmentation on her ears.
Reba was born in Asia in 1970 and weighs in at 8, 675 pounds. Reba is in the middle of both age and weight of our three elephants. She moved to the Phoenix Zoo in 1999 and is retired from the circus. Reba enjoys playing in the water the most of our elephants. You can tell her apart from the others by the large amount of pink pigmentation around her eyes.
Sheena was born in India in 1971 and weighs in at 8, 055 pounds. Sheena is the youngest and lightest weight of our three elephants. She moved to the Phoenix Zoo in 2000 and is also retired from the circus. Sheena is a very clever elephant when it comes to figuring out the puzzles she receives, she is also sometimes a bit shy. You can tell her apart from the others by the large amount of hair on her head and back, she is also the tallest of the elephants.