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Wild Times: November – December 2019

by lhardwick7212

Written and designed by Phoenix Zoo staff, our Wild Times magazine is distributed every two months to our growing list of conservation enthusiasts worldwide. From animal and conservation news, to program offerings and special events, Wild Times embodies our creed of inspiring others and motivating them to care for the natural world. Furthering our commitment […]

Happy National Veterinary Technician Week!

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The Phoenix Zoo’s veterinarians are proud and longtime members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA is the nation’s leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than ​93,000 members, they protect, promote and advance the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve. First celebrated in 1993, National Veterinary Technician Week takes place […]

“Flock” This Way!

by lhardwick7212

We are excited to share that recently the Phoenix Zoo transported 11 greater flamingo eggs from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park to the Phoenix Zoo, following an Association of Zoos & Aquariums Species Survival Plan recommendation.  Within 24 hours of arrival, two eggs had begun internally pipping and the first chick had completely hatched […]

International Day of the Cotton-top Tamarin

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Each year on August 15, we celebrate International Day of the Cotton-top Tamarin. Cotton-top tamarins are native only to Colombia and are a critically endangered species. These one-pound monkeys are omnivorous, eating a wide variety of foods from insects and small birds to fruits and tree sap. Interestingly, cotton-top tamarins have one of the most […]

International Golden Lion Tamarin Day: August 2

by lhardwick7212

Golden lion tamarins are distinctive-looking, New World primates typically recognized by their bright orange coats and manes. Weighing in at just over one pound, these omnivorous little monkeys make their meals out of insects, fruits, tree exudates, flowers and small vertebrates (depending on the season). And, yes, they are super cute.  Residing only in the […]

VIDEO SERIES: All About the White-spotted Bamboo Shark (UPDATED!)

by lhardwick7212

White-spotted bamboo sharks belong to the family Hemiscyllidae and have an elongated grey/brown body featuring darker stripes. They can grow to about three feet long and inhabit the Indo-West Pacific Ocean regions of Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Japan and the Philippines. These sharks prefer shallow reefs and have slender […]

The Lion King + The Phoenix Zoo = AWESOME 🦁

by lhardwick7212

To celebrate the release of Disney’s “The Lion King,” the groundbreaking feature film that will debut on July 19, 2019 in the U.S., Disney and The Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ SAFE African Lions are supporting the Wildlife Conservation Network’s (WCN) Lion Recovery Fund(LRF) and its partners to help African communities and wildlife. Since Disney’s […]

National Zookeeper Week: How We Keep Our Animals Safe and Cool in the Summer

by lhardwick7212

National Zookeeper Week focuses on the need to protect and preserve our wildlife and vanishing habitats via conservation messages created by their institutions. The animal keepers role as educators and wildlife ambassadors has become essential. During the third week of July each year, celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week; both keepers and animals deserve professional recognition. […]

First Successful Breeding and Hatching of Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls at ACNC/Phoenix Zoo

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There are likely fewer than 100 individuals in the state. The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo is excited to announce its first successful breeding and hatching event for the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum). Four nestling owls are currently being reared behind-the-scenes by two pairs of adult pygmy-owls at the Zoo’s Arthur […]