Wildlife Lantern Safari

ZooLights features new glowing creatures

Phoenix Zoo presents its annual ZooLights opening Nov. 27. This season, guests can see animals in a whole new light with the latest addition, the Wildlife Lantern Safari.

PHOTO COURTESY PHOENIX ZOO

The Wildlife Lantern Safari is a collection of 60 hand-crafted animal sculptures created with metal frames and wrapped in a silk-like fabric. Each piece is decorated with hand-drawn details and illuminated from within.

ZooLights guests can see a village of monkeys glow as high as 18 feet and a gorgeous herd of zebras span the desert. The display also includes a colorful chameleon, a boa, a “mob” of meerkats, African elephants, hippos, a pride of lions and everything in between.

The lanterns are not only beautiful in the evening but also stunning in the daytime. They are scattered along the Africa Trail from the left of the Zoo’s Savanna habitat past lion, past rhino and extend all the way to camels.

The sculptures currently can be seen during the day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and then during ZooLights each night starting Nov. 27 from 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


Wildlife Lantern Safari

Through Jan. 19, 2020

Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

For more information, visit phoenixzoo.org.

 

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