Join the Phoenix Zoo for a day of moving and grooving for the animals!
Fundraising proceeds benefit the Phoenix Zoo and the Tiger Conservation Campaign. 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

5K Run/Walk | 7 – 9:30 a.m.    Fitness Festival | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Our third annual Zoo Move & Groove is a celebration of getting healthy and staying fit…
with a unique Phoenix Zoo twist!

  • Festival
  • Tiger Conservation Campaign

Activities are geared towards kids and families such as Zoo Ninja Warrior and Kids Karate. This general admission event, immediately following our Zoo Move & Groove 5K will host an array of vendors and feature diverse forms of exercise for guests of all ages to experience and enjoy.

***All Zoo Move & Groove Festival activities are included with 5K Run/Walk registration or regular Zoo admission.***

Zoo doors open to all at 8 a.m. | Event starts at 9 a.m.

All classes are 20 minutes or less.

DJ Dance and Fitness Classes

  • One World Music and Dance (belly dancing/ tribal dance)
  • Hip-Hop
  • Axe Capoeria (Brazilian martial arts + dance moves!)
  • Future for Kids
  • PlayArtYoga – crafts and kids yoga

Zoo Ninja WarriorScottsdale Parkour are back for another round of Zoo Ninja Warrior 

Sports Inflatables Soccer, basketball, baseball, inflatable obstacle course!

Humpty Bumpty Bubbles

Zoo ZoomPower Walk the Park! Check out the animals while you test your fitness at our Wild Walk stations.
Do all the activities, stamp your passport and win a prize!

Mascot Meet & Greets

  • Team Mascots: Big Red, Howler, Spirit
  • Fresh fruit and veggie mascots 

Nutrition Booths

  • Halle Heart
  • Zoo’s Education Department 

Animal Discoveries

  • Critter Fitness
  • Equine and Farm Animal Agility   



Accredited zoos across North America are mobilizing to raise awareness about wild tigers and funding for their survival. The Tiger Conservation Campaign is coordinated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan, the Phoenix Zoo and the Minnesota Zoo.

The Tiger SSP’s Tiger Conservation Campaign supports projects that directly address threats to wild tigers. We fund anti-poaching efforts that use SMART technology to improve patrolling efforts and reward patrol teams that perform well. These teams also locate and dismantle snares and help curb illegal encroachment into protected tiger areas. Going after key players in the illegal trade of poached tigers is also critical and we are pleased to be supporting Wildlife Crime Units that conduct this work.
To address the threat of tiger-human conflict, the Tiger Conservation Campaign supports teams to respond to and investigate instances of human-tiger conflict. They work with villagers to push tigers back into the forest and come up with strategies to prevent further conflict. For example, these teams build tiger-proof livestock pens in villages affected by livestock losses. These pens are an immediate benefit to local communities and build trust for tiger conservation activities. Tiger-human conflict mitigation teams also rescue tigers caught in snares and return them to the wild whenever possible.
With the recent discovery of canine distemper virus in the wild, our campaign is also supporting research to understand the source of this lethal disease and improve capacity of veterinarians to identify and respond to this emerging threat.
Conservation is most successful when supported by local people. The Tiger Conservation Campaign funds outreach and educational activities that raise local awareness about the importance of tigers and other wildlife, as well as activities to protect them.