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! This general admission event, immediately following our Zoo Move & Groove 5K Run/Walk, will host an array of vendors as well as featuring diverse forms of exercise for guests to experience and enjoy.

Zoo doors open to all at 8 a.m. / Event Start is 9 a.m.
5k Registration allows free entry into park.
Event activities included in general admission.

  • Festival Activities
  • Tiger Conservation Campaign


Endurance, agility and strength: Do you have what it takes to be a Zoo Ninja Warrior? Scottsdale Parkour & Freerunning will be on site to demo their skills, run you through your paces and unleash your inner warrior!


Get ready to bounce, bump, and shake your booty! Our Lakeside areas will definitely keep you moving and grooving.

  • Try out the Bounce Zone! Bounce your way to fun & fitness with these action-packed inflatables.
  • Hit the DJ Dance and Fitness Classes (Zoomba – Belly Dance – Pound Fit – Latin Dance) and learn some funky new moves and enjoy multi-cultural music in these 15-minute family-friendly classes.
  • Party with Big Red of the Arizona Cardinals (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.) and Howler from the Arizona Coyotes (10 – 11 a.m.)!
  • Don’t miss Lakeside Tent and Savanna Park for sponsor fun, fitness activities, nutrition info and MORE!
  • Booths:, KIND, Future for Kids, Dignity Kids


Make your way to our indoor Neely Center for more Zoo Move & Groove excitement, including: 

  • Face Painting – FREE! 
  • Teddy Bear Clinic – Bring your own teddy bear or plush toy for a “check-up” and learn about the health and wellbeing of our Phoenix Zoo animals. 
  • Xtreme Laser Tag Maze – Run, jump, tag… you’re it! 
  • PlayArtYoga – Kids learn to relax and be mindful through the practice of art and yoga.


Test your fitness at our designated Wild Walk stations that simulate animal movement. Finish the activity and win a prize!

Wild Walk Stations

ANIMAL DISCOVERIES­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

  • Critter Fitness (Enchanted Forest Amphitheater) | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Special Animal Appearances | 9:30 a.m. |10:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m.


Enjoy as our own animals get special Zoo Move & Groove treats and activities!

  • 9:30 a.m. | AZ Aviary: Birds and Prairie Dogs (AZ Trail)
  • 9:45 a.m. | California Condor (AZ Trail)
  • 10 a.m. | White-nosed Coati (AZ Trail)
  • 10:30 a.m. | Gerenuk (Africa Trail)
  • 11:15 a.m. | Monkey Village (Tropics Trail)
  • 11:45 a.m. | Rhea (Tropics Trail)
  • Noon | Chilean Flamingo (Tropics Trail)
  • 12:30 p.m. | Jaguar (Tropics Trail)


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.