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Nandi and Sundzu

Nandi and Sundzu

Nandi plays with her older brother Sundzu. — Credit: Courtesy of the Reid Park Zoo

December 18, 2014 9:00 am
Nandi

Nandi

Nandi is learning to hoist herself over logs, front feet first, but sometimes needs a push from Mom, “like a parent helping a kid on the playground,” says Sue Tygielski, zoo elephant manager.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Meet Tucson zoo's baby elephant

Meet Tucson zoo's baby elephant

The baby elephant at the Reid Park Zoo makes her public debut. 

September 18, 2014 12:00 pm Related Loading…
Elephant at Reid Park Zoo

Elephant at Reid Park Zoo

The still-unnamed new elephant is big for a baby — but small compared with an adult.

September 17, 2014 9:30 pm
Baby elephant watch continues at Reid Park Zoo

Baby elephant watch continues at Reid Park Zoo

Semba, the zoo's pregnant elephant, has not shown any signs of labor.  

July 30, 2014 7:00 pm Related Loading…
Pampered pachyderm enjoys pregnancy perks

Pampered pachyderm enjoys pregnancy perks

Nearing the end of her pregnancy, one lucky Tucson gal is being treated to all the pampering a soon-to-be mama deserves.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shower games predict girl for Tucson zoo's pregnant elephant

Shower games predict girl for Tucson zoo's pregnant elephant

Nearly 1,000 people attend baby shower for Reid Park Zoo's pregnant pachyderm.

June 29, 2014 4:32 pm Related Loading…
Reid Park Zoo hosts elephant baby shower Sunday

Reid Park Zoo hosts elephant baby shower Sunday

Reid Park Zoo celebrates pending birth of first calf born at zoo. 

June 25, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…
Reid Park Zoo elephant expecting third calf

Reid Park Zoo elephant expecting third calf

Semba, the Reid Park Zoo's 24-year-old African elephant, is pregnant, the zoo announced today. 

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Tucson elephant Connie, euthanized in San Diego, had cancer

Tucson elephant Connie, euthanized in San Diego, had cancer

Connie, the Asian elephant who spent decades at the Reid Park Zoo before being moved to San Diego earlier this year, had an “aggressive” type of cancer in her reproductive system, necropsy results show.

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Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Connie, left, and Shaba shared an enclosure in Tucson for 30 years. They were moved in February to the San Diego Zoo's Elephant Odyssey, which has facilities for sick and elderly elephants. Connie suffered from urinary- and reproductive-tract infections.

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Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Keeper Gale Ferrick helped take care of Connie at Tucson's Reid Park Zoo. Connie was born in the wild and came to Reid Park in 1968.

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Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Connie, pictured here with a 2-year-old Shaba, became a mother figure to the African elephant.

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Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Connie, a 45-year-old Asian elephant who spent most of her life at the Reid Park Zoo, was euthanized at her new home in San Diego Thursday after urinary- and reproductive-tract infections caused a serious decline in her health.

July 20, 2012 12:01 am Video Photos

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Connie the elephant

Connie the elephant

Connie, Reid Park Zoo's longtime elephant, was euthanized last week at the San Diego Zoo. Officials there said the elephant was suffering from cancer and other illnesses.

July 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Elephant moved from Tucson, Connie, euthanized

Elephant moved from Tucson, Connie, euthanized

One of two elephants who spent many years at the Reid Park Zoo before being shipped to the San Diego Zoo at the beginning of the year was put down this morning.

July 19, 2012 1:50 pm Video Related Loading…

3 more elephants arrive at Tucson's Reid Park Zoo

A female elephant and her two calves, the latest additions to the Reid Park Zoo, arrived at their new home late Tuesday night, officials said.

March 07, 2012 3:13 pmLoading…

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