Phoenix Zoo Archives

Toyota dealers donate $500K to Valley groups in 2015

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Valley Toyota Dealers, a group of 10 Toyota dealers throughout the metro Phoenix area, donated more than $500,000 to local community organizations in 2015 – nearly doubling its 2014 community contribution. In addition, the Valley TDA, along with support from Toyota Motor Sales, also reached the $1 million lifetime giving milestone with Phoenix Children’s Hospital this… Read More →

Phoenix Zoo opens $2M home for Sumatran tigers

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Since the project broke ground last spring, the Phoenix Zoo’s staff has been anticipating the opening of the new tiger exhibit. The zoo has had the tigers for more than a year and is giving them a new home. Isle of the Tiger is a nearly 20,000-square-foot sanctuary built to house the zoo’s two Sumatran… Read More →

ZooLights is back + more to do this week

Peacock from ZooLights 2013, photo from phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/

11/24-1/11: ZooLights The annual ZooLights event is opening this week at the Phoenix Zoo. Opening on Nov. 24 and closing on Jan. 11, ZooLights features almost 4 million LED lights spread throughout the zoo and formed into the shapes of many of its popular animals. By day, the zoo’s animals will be out and wandering… Read More →

Brookfield donates playhouse to Phoenix Zoo

PLAYHOUSE 2014

Brookfield Communities, a successful master-plan developer of two Arizona active adult communities and large land-holder, is helping to raise funds for the Phoenix Zoo’s conservation and educational programs for a second consecutive year. The Phoenix-based developer and home builder has teamed up with its architect partners to custom design and build a unique western themed… Read More →

TGen recognized as ‘2014 Economic Driver’

Economic Development , 8 honored

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has selected the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) for one of its 2014 Impact Awards. TGen was selected among small to medium business in the category of 2014 Economic Driver. “These companies represent the spirit of the entrepreneur — a spirit that truly makes an impact on our community… Read More →

Homebuilder donates playhouses to Phoenix Zoo charity

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by in Featured | Nonprofit | Real Estate

Brookfield Communities, a successful master-plan developer of two Arizona active adult communities and large land-holder, has teamed up with its architect partners to custom design and build two unique playhouses to help raise money for the Phoenix Zoo’s conservation initiatives and educational programs. Phil Petersen, founder and president of Brookfield Communities and also a Phoenix… Read More →

The 9th Annual ZooWalk for Autism Research

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by in Events | Lifestyle

Gather your friends, family, and coworkers and enjoy a beautiful walk around the Phoenix Zoo while supporting the mission to find effective treatments for autism! Come out and participate in the ZooWalk for Autism Research held at the Phoenix Zoo from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5. The purpose of the walk… Read More →

The 9th Annual ZooWalk for Autism Research

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by in Events

Gather your friends, family, and coworkers and enjoy a beautiful walk around the Phoenix Zoo while supporting the mission to find effective treatments for autism! Come out and participate in the ZooWalk for Autism Research held at the Phoenix Zoo from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5. The purpose of the walk… Read More →

MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING GEAR UP TO WALK LIKE MADD

Walk Like MADD Kids
by in Events | Lifestyle

Mothers Against Drunk Driving brings Phoenix residents together for the Annual Walk Like MADD on March 16, to eliminate drunk driving. The Phoenix Chapter of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving, (MADD), is a non-profit organization that supports victims of drunk driving and spreads awareness of the heartbreaking effects drunk driving can have in the community.… Read More →

SRP helps 4 Valley Nonprofits get Solar Systems

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by in Business News | Energy

Thanks to the generosity of SRP EarthWise Energy customers, four Valley nonprofits will receive solar electric systems. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley/Thunderbirds Branch in Guadalupe, Child Crisis Center in Mesa, Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence in Phoenix and The Phoenix Zoo will each receive a solar system up to… Read More →

Holiday Traveling Survival Guide: The Do’s and Don’ts

Holiday traveling tips
by in Play | Stay

Traveling over the holidays? Millions of people will hit the roads, rails and sky this holiday season to join family and friends for thanks and celebration. With tons of sunshine and cool nights, Arizona has become a prime destination for not just vacations, but also activities and entertainment during the holiday season. While some stress… Read More →

Top 5: Animal Parks (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Animal Parks - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Animal Parks — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 (602) 273-1341 phoenixzoo.org Guests can take a walk through Monkey Village, have an up-close encounter with a giraffe, ride a camel, hop aboard the Safari Train, learn about farm life at the petting… Read More →

Phoenix Zoo celebrates its 50th anniversary

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by in Business News | Events

The Phoenix Zoo — voted one of the nation’s Top 5 zoos for kids — will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend with photos from the past and other activities. Officials from the zoo will tell visitors how the zoo has evolved over the last five decades. The effort to open the zoo started in… Read More →

Phoenix Airport Museum Celebrates Phoenix Zoo's 50th Anniversary With "Art Gone Wild"

Phoenix Airport Museum, Art Gone Wild
by in Play

Sky Harbor International Airport is embracing its inner animal by celebrating the Phoenix Zoo’s 50th anniversary with an “Art Gone Wild” exhibit. The Phoenix Airport Museum’s exhibit features more than 20 ceramic and bronze wildlife sculptures by Heidi Uotila, and more than 70 animal pictures created by local children, says Jeri Walker, a Phoenix Airport… Read More →