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The Phoenix Zoo is the nation's largest privately owned, nonprofit zoological park. The zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals, including 150 endangered or threatened birds, mammals and reptiles from around the world. The zoo features four distinctive trails. The Arizona Trail features plants and animals to the American Southwest. The Africa Trail presents lions, warthogs and more. The Children's Trail brings young visitors together with small mammals from around the world, and includes a barnyard petting area. The Tropics Trail highlights plants and animals from the rain forests of the world. Celebrate the natural world with daily up-close animal encounters and zookeeper talks.

The Phoenix Zoo is open every day, rain or shine (excluding December 25). Regular season hours are September 1 through May 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Summer season hours are June 1 through August 31 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: 455 North Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix Arizona 85008 Telephone 602-273-1341

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Mesa) Adobe Vet Clinic
(Phoenix) AMEC-Small Animal Hospital
(Apache Junction) Apache Greyhound Park
(Scottsdale) Arizona White-Knuckle Adventures
(Scottsdale) Ascend Adventures
(Phoenix) Chaparral Animal Hospital

11/19 Coming to The Phoenix area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be: Kids activities, Entertainment, Food, Vendors, Bed races, Concert (Saturday night), Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.