Zoo Connections highlights the connections made around the Zoo between animals and keepers, education team and kids, guest services and guests, conservation team and saving species, and so much more!
July 31, 2023
Sssspilling the Tea on Rattlesnakes
With 13 species, Arizona has more types of rattlesnakes than any other state in the U.S.!
Slither deeper into the topic of rattlesnakes as we uncover the answers to all your burning questions like: What is the difference between poisonous and venomous? How can you tell how old a rattlesnake is? What is their rattle made of? And more!
June 9, 2023
No Such Thing as Too Much B.E.
Behavioral Enrichment (B.E. for short) is a crucial part of a keeper’s responsibilities while taking care of the animals here at the Zoo, but B.E. is not limited just to the keepers. B.E. can be anything that stimulates the five senses and elicits natural behaviors. Things like the sound of music, smells of another species, seeing something colorful, touching a different texture, and tasting.
Dive deeper into the topic of behavior enrichment as we uncover the answers to all your burning questions like: What is B.E.? How is it used at the Zoo? Can my pets at home use it? And more!