The Phoenix Zoo
For 60 years the Phoenix Zoo has offered guests a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. Featuring more than 3,000 animals, including Sumatran tigers, Bornean orangutans, Asian elephants, Komodo dragons, Andean bears, American alligators and many more – the Zoo is like no other place in the Valley!
Nestled on 125 acres of natural habitats within beautiful Papago Park, the Zoo boasts miles of trails throughout lush gardens and desert landscapes. Multiple playgrounds, splashpads and exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Safari Cruiser, and the Endangered Species Carousel make this a memorable, educational and inspiring experience for the whole family.
Current Exhibit: Art on the Wild Side - The Lost Bird Project and the Art of Conservation
Feb 5, 2022 – May 30, 2022
The Lost Bird Project is an acclaimed sculpture installation by artist and sculptor Todd McGrain, featuring five extinct North American bird species — the passenger pigeon, great auk, Labrador duck, Carolina parakeet and heath hen. The Project uses art to raise awareness of vanished species and inspire a greater connection and stronger relationship
with the Earth.
The Lost Bird Project’s magnificent bronze sculptures will be displayed throughout the Zoo, with prints and photographs featured inside the Savanna Gallery. The breathtaking works of artists Charles Thomas and Katherine Cudney complement the importance of the conservation message of The Lost Bird Project. Thomas’ landscapes pay tribute to the varied habitats that are vital to the preservation of species. Cudney‘s works highlight species brought back from the brink of extinction and the hope that their conservation success stories provide. Both artists’ artwork will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the non-profit Phoenix Zoo.