Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona

The Phoenix Zoo is part of the Valley of the Sun in the United States. It is the largest privately owned, nonprofit zoo. The zoo is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Information can be found here.

The Phoenix Zoo opened on November 3, 1962, and was originally known as the Desert Zoological Park. The zoo was founded by Robert E. Maytag, Jr., grandson of the washing machine inventor. The zoo covers 125 acres (0.51 km2) of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix. The zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals, including 200 species of birds, reptiles, and mammals. The zoo has been featured in several films and television shows, including The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Walk the Prank, and The Wild Thornberrys. The Phoenix Zoo is open every day except for Christmas Day and offers a variety of events and educational programs for visitors of all ages. Notable among the events is Zoolights, an annual event that features millions of holiday lights and attracts over 250,000 visitors each year. The zoo also has a camel ride, a train ride, and a carousel. Some popular zoo exhibits include the Komodo dragon, lions, tigers, and leopards. The zoo also has a children’s zoo and a petting zoo. The Phoenix Zoo is one of the few zoos in the country that allows visitors to feed the giraffes. See here for information about The Rush Fun Park in Phoenix, AZ.