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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. […]

Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-owl

Living up to its name, the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum) is a rust-colored raptor that weighs fewer than three ounces and typically nests in saguaro cactus cavities in Arizona. This subspecies of the ferruginous pygmy-owl is native to Arizona, southern Texas, and parts of northeastern and northwestern Mexico. Other subspecies range as far […]

Flock This Way!

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 […]

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

by lhardwick7212

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 […]

Wolf Pups Born at the Zoo as Part of Conservation Plan

by lhardwick7212

This is the first successful lobo birth at the Phoenix Zoo in 20 years. The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a litter of Mexican gray wolf pups. ACNC/Phoenix Zoo staff had noted female Mexican wolf Tazanna, denning and shortly thereafter were able to confirm the birth […]

VIDEO SERIES: All About the White-spotted Bamboo Shark

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 […]

2019 ZooFari Culinary & Beverage Sponsors

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The Story of Eleanor and Her Friend, LouLou

by lhardwick7212

Beth Hagen and her family – especially six-year-old Eleanor – are huge fans of the Phoenix Zoo and our conservation mission. “We have been members of the Phoenix Zoo since my older daughter was an infant,” Beth said. “She loves animals and it wasn’t unusual for us to visit the Zoo a couple times a […]

We’re Participating in the Target Circle Program!

by lhardwick7212

To our friends and supporters, We are honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to us! Now through July 9, vote for us through the Target […]

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