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The Phoenix Zoo Cares For Endangered Animals

 


The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Ariz., the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, a member of the Maytag family, and operates on 125 acres of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix. It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.

The zoo has over 1,400 animals on display and contains 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of walking trails. It is divided into four main themed areas or trails: The Arizona Trail (American Southwest flora and fauna), the Africa Trail (animals from Africa), the Tropics Trail (residents of the rain forests), and the Children's Trail, which includes a petting zoo.

The zoo has been conservation minded from its inception. It now includes a sanctuary to care for animals that are endangered or unwanted.

The Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals, including 30 species that are endangered or threatened. From the tiniest of insects to the largest of mammals, the Zoo is proud to care for these great creatures.

Please note that due to the nature of caring for wild animals, there may be times that certain animals are not on exhibit.

Visit the Zoo's EdVentures site within http://www.phoenixzoo.org to view their animal fact sheets.

 

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