The Phoenix Zoo is one of America's most successful, privately-owned, nonprofit zoological parks. It began as the vision of one person, Robert E. Maytag, who worked tirelessly to rally community support on behalf of the Zoo. Unfortunately, Maytag himself did not live to see his dream fulfilled. He died suddenly in March of 1962, six months before its scheduled opening.
The Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals including 200 endangered species and participates in 37 Species Survival Plans (SSPs) to breed and maintain endangered species populations in captivity.
African Lion, African Wild Dog (cape hunting dog), Aldabra Tortoise, Arabian Oryx, Asian Elephant,
Bald Eagle, Bornean Orangutan, Capybara, Cheetah, Chilean Flamingo, Coyote, Crowned Pigeon, Desert Tortoise, Fennec Fox, Galapagos Tortoise, Golden Conure, Golden Lion Tamarin, Grevy Zebra, Hamadryas Baboon, Mandrill, Meerkat or Suricate, Mexican Gray Wolf, Mhorr Gazelle, Mountain Lion, Ocelot, Palawan Peacock, Pheasant, Prairie Dog, Radiated Tortoise, Reticulated Giraffe, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Ring-tailed Lemur, Rothschild's Mynah, Spectacled Bear, Spotted Necked Otter, Squirrel Monkey, Sumatran, Tiger, Thick-billed Parrot, Warthog, White Faced Saki, White Rhinoceros.
At the Phoenix Zoo we are dedicating a portion of our efforts to a sanctuary for animals that need our help because they have no other place to live. The animals you'll see in Sanctuary include White Rhinos, Asian Elephants, Mexican gray wolf, Cheetahs, Arabian oryx, and a host of other animals. These animals are part of Sanctuary for various reasons. Some of the animals are threatened with extinction and in need of captive-breeding programs. They will live here and produce offspring that will go on to restore wild populations. Our three Asian elephants and other animals that have behavioral problems will get a chance for a better life through the special attention given in Sanctuary. Animals retired from breeding programs and animals that are not needed for breeding programs get lifelong quality care. Sanctuary also includes animals that are being rehabilitated for return to the wild or animals that have an illness or injury that keeps them from ever living a normal life if returned to the wild.
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85008