I am a leader in improving people’s lives through interaction with nature, excelling in conservation, education, exhibition and recreation.
The Phoenix Zoo provides experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
Our core values reflect the behaviors and attitudes which lead our interactions and decisions – helping us to achieve our mission and vision. By following these core values we develop and foster positive relationships within our community which will ensure the Phoenix Zoo’s long-term success.
We demonstrate honesty, fairness, and professional standards while holding ourselves accountable to our mission, vision, and community.
We demonstrate compassion for each other and ensure the highest standard of care is given for the well being of our animals.
We are committed to being environmentally responsible and model leadership in conservation through scientific and educational programs and practices.
We encourage a spirit of cooperation and teamwork by working together to build relationships to meet our common goals.
Fiscal Responsibility and Independence
We are committed to managing and operating the Zoo as a credible, successful, and self-sustaining enterprise.
We approach our work with energy, enthusiasm, and a desire to create enjoyable experiences for all, staff and public alike.