In this time of social distancing, the Phoenix Zoo is temporarily closed, but it is still providing experiences that inspire and motivate people to care for the natural world. Among its offerings is live educational programming—virtual safaris, cute photos and videos of animals, and behind-the-scenes caretaking by zookeepers.
The Zoo is also providing daily social media feeds, especially through Instagram. On the Digital Safari page, you will find links to YouTube videos, blog posts and more to keep children engaged while they are at home. The Zoo will also be offering a mixture of new content on the daily at 1 p.m.
These programs are free. Check the Zoo’s website for more information.
Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest nonprofit, privately funded zoos in the nation, caring for more than 3,000 animals, with almost 400 species represented, many of which are considered threatened or endangered species. During this time of temporary closure, there are no ticket sales, a major source of funding for the Zoo. Give generously if you can.
PHOTOS COURTESY PHOENIX ZOO