ZooLights Is Here! Dont Miss It!

Posted on Dec 9, 2017
ZooLights Is Here! Dont Miss It!

Viewing the Phoenix Zoo’s ZooLights is one of the Valley’s brightest and most beautiful traditions. From November 22, 2017 to January 14, 2018, the Phoenix Zoo will become bright with millions of lights, hundreds of light displays, and a lighted tree three stories in height. Santa will be at the Phoenix Zoo for photos as well. This is a great time to come out and enjoy the zoo. (Note: Animal viewing will be limited during ZooLights, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each night.)

About the Phoenix Zoo

If you haven’t visited the Phoenix Zoo lately, you will be in for some surprises at your next visit. They have been working hard, completing renovations and remodeling efforts to keep the Phoenix Zoo one of the best zoos in the nation. The Savannah Grill is now up and running again in time for ZooLights this year. Here is a timeline for the exciting renovations to be completed:

  • Multi-species Conservation Support Center – Completed May 2017
  • Sandcat Exhibit – Scheduled for Fall 2017
  • Galapagos Tortoise Habitat – Scheduled for Fall 2017
  • Wildlife Amphitheater – Scheduled for Winter 2018
  • Asian Elephant Habitat – Pending Funding
  • Africa Trail – Pending Funding

Dinosaurs in the Desert

Dinosaurs in the Desert is an ongoing display at the Phoenix Zoo that you will have the opportunity to additionally visit while at ZooLights. It is a self-guided journey into the times of long ago. It is open now and will remain viewable at the zoo until April 30, 2018.

Three Female African Painted Dogs

One of the newest additions to the Phoenix Zoo includes three painted African female dogs. They are beautiful, and they traveled to the Phoenix Zoo from their former home at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The Phoenix Zoo has one male African painted dog, Kio. Look for the new African painted dogs on your next trip to the zoo.

Enjoy ZooLights throughout the month of December and into early January 2018. Come out and support the Phoenix Zoo, the animals who live there, and the zoo’s conservation efforts. The Phoenix Zoo also pays special attention to animals native to Arizona; so if you are new to Arizona, or just want to learn more about indigenous animals, you can learn about them here.

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*Photo from PhoenixZoo YouTube page*