Reid Park Zoo

Many years ago what is now the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ, was a series of square concrete cages housing the typical assortment of animals – lions, tigers, monkeys. The zoo has come a long way, with all animals in much larger areas designed to be more like their natural habitats. Where possible, animals are grouped together as they would be in the wild, such as the zebras and ostrichs. There are plans to expand the zoo to provide even more area for the animals to roam.

Giraffe at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ

1 One of the giraffes at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ gets up close and personal with the camera.

Peacock

2 Several peacocks roam freely about the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ

Rhinoceros

3 The rhinos were recently moved to a larger enclosure, providing them with additional room to move around, and more variety within their enclosure.

Macaw

4 One of several Macaws on display at the zoo. This one is in the aviary in the South American area.

Bearded Dragon

5 A Bearded Dragon warms itself under a heat lamp in its ancolure in the new education center at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ.

Yellow Bird in Nest

6 A bird peeks out of its nest in the aviary at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ.

Caterpillar

7 Caterpillar on one of the many varieties of plant life found through out the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ.

Flamingo

8 A flamingo is reflected in the water at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ.

Zebras

9 These zebras at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ demonstrate how their stripes confuse predators. As they stay close to each other their black and white patterns blend together making it difficult to pick out a single animal from the herd.

Rhino tail

10 The back end of a rhinoceros at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ.

  • July 6th, 2009
  • Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply