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Reid Park Zoo, Tucson

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Observe animals big and small from various corners of the world at Reid Park Zoo. At just under 10 hectares (24 acres), the zoo doesn't cover a lot of ground, but it makes up for this with the diverse animal life it presents. Tour the four zones here: the adaptation zone with its grizzly bear and giant tortoise, the South America zone with a resident jaguar, the Asian zone with its tiger, and the African animals zone with its lion and giraffe. The zoo caters to children by offering rides on its miniature train and a play zone with water-spraying structures. For a deeper educational experience, check the schedule for zookeeper chats and training demonstrations. Put Reid Park Zoo into our Tucson online trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tucson.
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  • Not a super large zoo, but they make up for it with the quality of what they do have. Zoo broken into two main viewing sections, well laid out so you can follow a winding path and see the whole zoo if...  more »
  • Visited on a Thursday morning. Several areas were closed as the zoo was getting set for Halloween. Dismayed and saddened to see the bird enclosures were dirty and not well kept. The pools for the otte...  more »
  • Have to say its just ok for a zoo. I am a bit jaded by the San Diego one though as I lived there. Animals seemed healthy and happy just not very big.  more »
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  • Nice Zoo. I loved visiting here. I have been to a very large zoo before and didn't see an ant-eater. I was so intrigued by an ant eater that they have. I don't know why, but make sure you see him. lol. Going to this zoo is a nice way to spend a few hours.
  • This is probably my favorite zoo in the whole world. They have a lot of space in each exhibit for each animal. The staff are very friendly. I think that the animals are really happy, too. At least compared to other zoos. I love it here, and visit each time I'm in Tucson.
  • A far as zoos go, this is a small one. Through the years I have watched them expand and grow as the collection within its walls do the same. There is plenty to do, learn and see so don't be fooled by the size. I would like to see changes as I am comparing this zoo to others I have seen, but I am sure budgeting and space prevent these changes from happening. The animals appear to be well cared for.
  • The CAFE is Professional and very well kept. Employee are always smiling and happy to Help with Customers Dilemas. The pricing for the entrance is fair. The animals are active and show signs of Care.
  • Grea time! Got there early, a little after 8, & was a perfect time too see the animals in the 1st sections we went to. Later animals were already asleep or hiding out. Great place!

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