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Conservation Efforts

Palm Oil and YOU

Did you know that you use palm oil every day? Do you like cookies, shampoo, frozen dinners or even lotion? Yep, palm oil is in it. Palm oil is in almost everything, and recently, market demand for the edible oil has risen so much that producers in Borneo and Sumatra are cutting down habitats in … Continue reading »

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The Page Springsnail

When you think of an endangered species, savanna animals and rare exotic birds come to mind– but try to think tiny. Then, think tinier. This nearly endangered species is only 2 to 3 millimeters big. There are 12 species of springsnails in Arizona, and they are all rapidly declining. But why are snails so important?! … Continue reading »

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Helping the Herd

For many years, the Phoenix Chapter of AAZK, or American Association of Zoo Keepers, has provided the Zoo with endless hours of volunteering, great events and exemplary fundraising efforts. On Saturday June 16, the PCAAZK hosted their annual Bowling for Rhinos event at the Scottsdale AMF Lanes. Local chapters of the AAZK across the United … Continue reading »

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We’re taking a major step to reduce plastic and we’ll need your help!

Did you know that at the Phoenix Zoo, over 272,000 plastic straws and 192,000 plastic lids are used each year? That’s roughly enough plastic to create a chain of lids and straws from the Phoenix Zoo to the San Francisco Zoo. Most of you are probably familiar with some of the challenges that plastic creates … Continue reading »

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Hilda Tresz helping enrich animals around the world

Please enjoy this letter from the President of the Jane Goodall Institue in Italy about our Behavioral Enrichment Manager, Hilda Tresz. Dear reader, I wish to tell you about the work done to improve the living conditions of ten chimpanzees hosted in the Egyptian zoos of Giza (Cairo), Alexandria and Fayoum. Fruitful and promising cooperative … Continue reading »

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Members of More Than We Realize

It’s a year’s pass to a fun place with the family AND – It’s our family holiday tradition of Zoo Lights AND – It’s admission to a water park, special member previews, and exciting events AND – It’s discounts on the Safari Train, Stingray Bay, the carousel, and even discounted or free admission to over … Continue reading »

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Read all about it! Phoenix Zoo is front page news!

Your Phoenix Zoo is front page news today! The Arizona Republic featured an article highlighting our 47 years of historic conservation efforts with the Arabian Oryx! The article is also available online: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2010/11/15/20101115oryx-phoenix-zoo-jordan.html

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October 1 2010 Shaumari Nature Reserve

Today was our last full day in Jordan.  We took the opportunity to do a little bit of sight seeing.  The first stop was the Mujib Reserve.  This reserve covers a lot of land, but the main attraction is the deep gorge that flows from the Jordanian highlands down into the Dead Sea.  The sandstone … Continue reading »

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September 30 2010 Shaumari Nature Reserve

Today we traveled to north to the Jordan University of Science and Technology where we met with the President of the University, the Dean of the Veterinary School, and several members of the faculty.  We also met with Princess Alia and Sharifa Sarra Ghazi, both members of the royal family, in regards to the non-profit … Continue reading »

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September 29 2010 Shaumari Nature Reserve

Yesterday was a paperwork day. We remained at the lodge working on the rough draft of our report to the RSCN (The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature – Jordan http://www.rscn.org.jo/) concerning Shaumari. Today was our last day in the reserve before heading back to Amman. We started the morning by trying out the Tamer … Continue reading »

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