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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 plays with a pumpkin. 

November 20, 2014 12:00 am
Nandi and pumpkin

Nandi and pumpkin

Nandi, who is 3 months old today, is learning how to manage the 40,000 muscles in her trunk. She seems to find it handy while playing with a pumpkin.

November 17, 2014 1:38 pm
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
Reid Park Zoo map

Reid Park Zoo map

Illustrated map of the Reid Park Zoo. Image courtesy of Reid Park Zoo.*Please note: This photo safari of Reid Park Zoo works as if you started at the main entrance of the zoo and walked to the left, seeing the tigers first.For more zoo information or hours of operation, visit the Reid Park Z…

October 04, 2014 1:34 pm
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

Coming Next Week

After a week of pachyderm-size polling, we announce the winner. Learn the name that will be bestowed upon the Reid Park’s Zoo baby girl — the first elephant to be born in Arizona. Also learn more about baby’s first days.

September 12, 2014 2:29 pm
Baby elephant at Reid Park Zoo

Baby elephant at Reid Park Zoo

Baby elephant born to Semba walks around its mother on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson. 

August 21, 2014 2:03 pm
semba3

semba3

Zoo officials posted this photo of Semba and her calf this morning. The female calf was born Wednesday night.

August 21, 2014 10:14 am
Baby elephant

Baby elephant

Semba gave birth late Wednesday night at Reid Park Zoo.

August 21, 2014 9:29 am
Baby elephant

Baby elephant

Semba gave birth late Wednesday night at Reid Park Zoo.

August 21, 2014 9:29 am
semba birth

semba birth

This photo of Semba and her new calf was released Thursday morning.

August 21, 2014 9:04 amLoading…
Semba calf

Semba calf

This photo os Semba and her new calf was released Thursday by Reid Park zoo officials.

August 21, 2014 9:07 am
Reid Park Zoo safari

Reid Park Zoo safari

20 FHZ SAFARI JD -p14 Shambay (cq SHAMBAY) the male African lion yawns after getting up from a nap during Reid Park Zoo Safari Nights Friday, June 14th, 2013 (cq FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH , 2013) with close encounters with animals, music, games , face painting and all the animals at the zoo. Photo J…

July 02, 2014 1:21 pm
zebra

zebra

Ajani

March 31, 2014 5:35 pm
Ajani

Ajani

Ajani

March 31, 2014 3:42 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A male Baird's tapir, an endangered species, was born at the Reid Park Zoo Jan. 4. Photo courtesy of Reid Park Zoo

January 12, 2014 10:13 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A Baird's tapir calf born at the Reid Park Zoo on Jan. 4 is being hand-raised by zoo keepers, like Zoo Supervisor Adam Ramsey, after its mother showed signs of aggression toward it. Photo courtesy of Reid Park Zoo

January 12, 2014 10:13 pm
Tapir

Tapir

A Baird's tapir calf born at the Reid Park Zoo on Jan. 4 is being hand-raised by zoo keepers, like Zoo Supervisor Adam Ramsey, after its mother showed signs of aggression toward it.

January 08, 2014 9:54 am
Tapir

Tapir

A male Baird’s tapir, an endangered species, was born at the Reid Park Zoo on Jan. 4.

January 08, 2014 9:52 am
Baby zoo animals

Baby zoo animals

One of four lion cubs born to Kaya and Shombay on Dec. 23, 2013 at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson. Courtesy Reid Park Zoo

January 07, 2014 6:26 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

One of four lion cubs born to Kaya and Shombay on Dec. 23, 2013 at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson. Courtesy Reid Park Zoo

January 05, 2014 3:13 pm
Lion cubs at Reid Park Zoo

Lion cubs at Reid Park Zoo

One of four lion cubs born to Kaya and Shombay on Dec. 23 at Reid Park Zoo.

December 31, 2013 2:41 pm
Lion cubs at Reid Park Zoo

Lion cubs at Reid Park Zoo

One of four lion cubs born to Kaya and Shombay on Dec. 23, 2013 at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson. 

December 31, 2013 2:41 pm
Who's at the zoo?

Who's at the zoo?

A black-and-white ruffed lemurs at the Reid Park Zoo. Photo courtesy of the Reid Park Zoo

September 18, 2013 5:51 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Pepe and Nuit, a pair of black-and-white ruffed lemurs, spent their first day on public display at the Reid Park Zoo Wednesday. The pair came from two other zoos for breeding purposes and are housed in a newly renovated habitat. -- Credit: Photo courtesy of the Reid Park Zoo

August 25, 2013 3:59 pm
Macaque gets eye surgery

Macaque gets eye surgery

Dr. William Fishkind, a local ophthalmologist, and the Director of the Fishkind, Bakewell & Maltzman Eye Care and Surgery Center in Tucson, volunteered to do eye surgery on the right eye of "Thelma," a 29-year old lion-tailed macaque at Reid Park Zoo on Aug. 14, 2013. The decision was ma…

August 15, 2013 2:00 pm
2 Montana grizzlies arrive at Reid zoo

2 Montana grizzlies arrive at Reid zoo

The brother and sister grizzly bears are not on exhibit yet as they get used to their surroundings in Tucson.

July 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Otter at Reid Park Zoo dies, its cause of death unknown

Otter at Reid Park Zoo dies, its cause of death unknown

Pacino, an African spot-necked otter, had been at the Tucson zoo for about 12 years. The life span of such otters is unclear.

March 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Otter Pacino

Otter Pacino

Pacino in his Reid Park habitat.   

March 04, 2013 7:24 pm
Reid Park elephants in snow

Reid Park elephants in snow

February 20, 2013 2:06 pm
Video: Reid Park elephants romp in Tucson snow

Video: Reid Park elephants romp in Tucson snow

While you are thawing from running out and taking pictures of the Tucson snow, take a look at these Reid Park elephants swimming in the snow. Video is from Reid Park Zoo's facebook page.

February 20, 2013 1:44 pmLoading…
Mandrill born at zoo in '91 has died Mandrill born at zoo in '91 dies

Mandrill born at zoo in '91 has died Mandrill born at zoo in '91 dies

CJ was one of two mandrills - a species native to West Africa - at the Reid Park Zoo.

November 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
CJ, Reid Park Zoo’s mandrill, dies

CJ, Reid Park Zoo’s mandrill, dies

A male mandrill named CJ that was born at the Reid Park Zoo in 1991 has died.

November 27, 2012 10:43 am
Polar bear itch gone, thanks to sunshine

Polar bear itch gone, thanks to sunshine

HOW SHE LOOKED THEN: Snow's fur was patchy when she got to Tucson in February. She would "get her booty up there and do this little salsa dance" against a big brush to fight the itch, says keeper Alisha Brewer.

June 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
African lion family of 5 debuts at zoo

African lion family of 5 debuts at zoo

The Reid Park Zoo's adult male lion, Shombay, shows his 4-month-old cubs who's the boss. The zoo has started slowly introducing Shombay, the father of the cubs, to his offspring.

December 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Shombay meets the kids

Shombay meets the kids

The Reid Park Zoo's adult male lion "Shombay" show his 4-month-old cubs who's the boss on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The zoo began slowing introducing Shombay, the father of the cubs, to his offspring.

November 30, 2011 12:44 pm
Shombay meets the kids

Shombay meets the kids

The Reid Park Zoo's adult male lion "Shombay" gets a friendly bite from his 4-month-old cubs on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The zoo began slowing introducing Shombay, the father of the cubs, to his offspring.

November 30, 2011 12:44 pm
Shombay meets the kids

Shombay meets the kids

The Reid Park Zoo's adult male lion "Shombay" looks quizzically at one of his his 4-month-old cubs on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The zoo began slowing introducing Shombay, the father of the cubs, to his offspring.

November 30, 2011 12:44 pm
Shombay meets the kids

Shombay meets the kids

The Reid Park Zoo's adult male lion "Shombay" gets chased by his 4-month-old cubs on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The zoo began slowing introducing Shombay, the father of the cubs, to his offspring.

November 30, 2011 12:44 pm
Lion cubs

Lion cubs

Tucson lion cubs met their father Tuesday.

November 30, 2011 10:24 am
Lion cubs

Lion cubs

Tucson's newest lion cubs met their father, Shombay, Tuesday. 

November 30, 2011 10:22 am
Holiday glow, day by day

Holiday glow, day by day

Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo celebrate the season with a glowing nod to the creatures that live there.

November 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Reid Park Zoo welcomes little bundle of tamandua

Reid Park Zoo welcomes little bundle of tamandua

Oh, such a sweet little snout. A worker shows off the new baby tamandua, aka lesser anteater, born at the Reid Park Zoo on Aug. 10. The tamandua joins three others at the Tucson zoo.

August 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Tamandua

Tamandua

The rare Tamandua, or lesser ant eater, was born Aug. 10, Reid Park zoo  officials said. The Tamandua is gaining weight and appears to be healthy. Its sex has yet to be determined.

August 22, 2011 1:17 pm
Lion cubs born at Reid zoo

Lion cubs born at Reid zoo

Two of three lion cubs shortly after their birth on July 28 at the Reid Park Zoo. African lion Kaya gave birth to the cubs. It will be at least eight weeks before the youngsters go on exhibit.

August 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Lion cubs

Lion cubs

Three African lion cubs were born to female “Kaya” July 28. Vets gave the babies their first medical check this morning.  The two males and one female are all healthy. Photo courtesy of Reid Park Zoo

August 02, 2011 2:23 pm
Giraffe now well enough to meet public

Giraffe now well enough to meet public

Denver munches mesquite beans from the hand of zookeeper Karen Toca.

July 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Denver, the giraffe

Denver, the giraffe

Zookeeper, Karen Toca, fed Denver mesquite beans this morning. It was the first time Denver has participated in the daily Giraffe Encounter events since she was fed poisonous plants July 18. Visitors hand-fed the 20-year-old giraffe carrots, which she eagerly accepted.

July 26, 2011 1:36 pm
Denver, the giraffe

Denver, the giraffe

Though Denver’s condition has improved, zoo officials warn the giraffe has not yet fully recovered. Keepers continue to monitor her closely.

July 26, 2011 1:36 pm

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