REID PARK ZOO (USA | Arizona | Tucson | Attraction)

  • Address:  3400 E. Zoo Court, 85716


Address: 3400 E. Zoo Court, 85716


Phone: +1 520 791-3204

The city’s zoo was founded in 1967 and there have been recent efforts to improve the quality of the enclosures, including much better facilities for the elephants. There are no longer polar bears at the zoo and in 2014 an elephant calf was born, the first elephant to have been born in Arizona. The zoo is within walking distance of the downtown area for those who feel fit, there is a bus service and there is also free car parking. Animals at the zoo include elephants, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, ostriches, alligators, lions, bears and tigers, with a variety of birds and other species.

As the zoo isn’t of a large size compared to those in many other cities, a visit is likely to take around ninety minutes. There is a restaurant available on site and strollers can also be hired for the day for a charge. The animals appear to be well cared for and the zoo is clean, but some of the animals could perhaps do with a little more space.

There is an admission charge of $10.50 for adults, $8.50 for concessions and $6.50 for children, with the car parking being free of charge. The zoo is open from 09.00 until 16.00 every day of the week from October to May and from 08.00 until 15.00 every day of the week from June to September.