Workers with Cemrock Naturalistic Environments retrofit the former polar bear exhibit to provide a comfortable home for as many as three Alaska brown bears. The zoo is working with wildlife officials in Alaska who help rescue orphaned bears or bears that can't be reintroduced into the wild.
Rob Romero, with Keith Black Painting, prepares the former mandrill habitat for a breeding pair of black-and-white ruffed lemurs, endangered animals that are native to Madagascar.
The Reid Park Zoo is transforming an existing exhibit to be a bit more bearable for some future additions.
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.
Samba, who arrived in early March at Reid Park Zoo with her two calves, sprayed herself with mud Monday. Five African elephants will roam the 3 acres of open space in the exhibit, which opens to the public Wednesday. Zoo officials said they hope to have live cameras streaming video of elepha…
Five-year-old Punga frolics in the mud wallow in the Reid Park Zoo's Expedition Tanzania exhibit, as his mother, Samba, watches. "Pretty much within a couple of days" of their arrival, the elephants "settled in like they own the place," said Vivian VanPeenen, a spokeswoman for the zoo.
For elephant enthusiasts who can't get enough of the five African elephants, the latest additions to the Reid Park Zoo, live cameras streaming video to the zoo's website are in the works.
Kids visiting Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo this weekend can get candy
from the ‘Spooky Bus’ parked near the entrance.