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Welcome to the Phoenix Zoo, Boboo!

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Phoenix Zoo

We received a three-and-a-half-year-old male African lion, Boboo (pronounced Ba-boo), from the Columbus Zoo! Boboo arrived yesterday (March 10) and will spend time in an off-exhibit area to acclimate to his new surroundings. He was transported to his night house upon arrival and is doing well. It is unsure of how our current 20-year-old female […]

Zoo Visits Turns Into Impromptu Bird Rescue

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Our mission of inspiring people and motivating them to care for the natural world extends far beyond the 3,000 animals who call the Phoenix Zoo home.  Case in point: Recently, our Park Rangers received a call from a scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 7033 who were visiting Papago Park all the way from Flagstaff. They […]

UPDATED: 53-year-old Asian Elephant, Indu, To Undergo Medical Procedure

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(2-27-19) We had a successful procedure on Indu, the Zoo’s 53-year-old female Asian elephant yesterday morning. Veterinary staff were able to pass an endoscope into the urinary bladder and confirmed a chronically inflamed urinary bladder. There were no obvious signs of cancer or urinary stones seen. Some biopsies of the urinary bladder wall were obtained, […]

SUPER CUTE | Annual Squirrel Monkey Exams at the Phoenix Zoo

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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 Story of Ruby and Our Burrowing Owls

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Phoenix Zoo giraffes

Members Michelle Clark and daughter, Ruby, personify the #MoreThanAZoo experience offered daily at the Phoenix Zoo.  Ruby has attended classes at the Zoo since she was a baby. She started with Farm Tots and Breakfast With the Animals, and now frequents Wild Science Academy and Lunch With a Keeper for Families.  “She just loves the […]

Art on the Wild Side

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“Great art picks up where nature ends.”- Marc Chagall The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo is introducing a rotating art exhibit program to enhance our visitors’ experience and to help communicate its important national and international conservation efforts.  Exhibited Artwork will embrace the mission of the Phoenix Zoo: to advance the stewardship and conservation […]

Paying it Forward

by lhardwick7212

The Phoenix Zoo runs effectively only because of the many teams working together every day towards our common mission. Most departments in the Zoo don’t often get the opportunity to work closely with our beautiful animals. Ultimately, though, we are all here to make the Zoo function effectively for our guests and provide our animals […]

The 2018 Pelican Round-Up

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The Children’s Zoo lake has 14 pelicans representing four different species. Due to their nautical nature, husbandry for the pelicans can prove to be challenging. With medical exams/wellness checks pending, the Birds Trail had to come up with a way to get all the birds off the lake safely, effectively and in the least stressful […]

VIDEO: Only at the Phoenix Zoo

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File this under: “Things You Only See at the Phoenix Zoo” Kori bustards are a large bird found in the savannas and semi-deserts in southern and eastern Africa. Although they are one of the heaviest birds that can still fly, they rarely do unless threatened, preferring to walk or run. They are omnivorous, eating bugs, […]

The Inspiring Story of ‘The Rhino Ninja’

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Phoenix resident Vaughn Stevens is a conservation hero. The best part? He’s only 10-years-old. Why is he called, “The Rhino Ninja?” The answer is both unique and inspiring. “My son, Vaughn, was chosen to compete on the new show, ‘American Ninja Warrior Junior,’ a spin-off off of the extremely popular, ‘American Ninja Warrior,’” said Vaughn’s […]