Tucson residents invited to spend evenings at the zoo

June 26, 2013 by  

Animal lovers from the Tucson area still have a few extra opportunities to visit some of their favorite exotic creatures this summer.

The city’s Reid Park Zoo will continue hosting ‘Safari Nights’ on Fridays from late June into mid-July. Representatives from the organization may be contracting with a print company to ensure that promotional materials regarding this event are distributed around the community.

Individuals and families who arrive for these special evenings at the zoo will enjoy up-close encounters with wildlife, as well as arts and crafts, face painting, and games. They will also be able to purchase food and beverages. Some Safari Nights will include live entertainment.

Attendees will see a majority of the same animals they would normally visit during the day. The zoo’s big cats, which include tigers and lions, are expected to be particularly active.

Visitors should note that some of the zoo animals will be wandering in and out of their overnight houses and that the giraffes and rhinoceroses will not be available for viewing at this time. Attendees can, however, expect a longer and more enjoyable trip to the zoo because temperatures will be lower than they are earlier in the day.

The zoo will be holding Safari Nights on June 28, July 5, and July 12. It will be open from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm on each of these evenings. There will be a teddy bear-building station for kids on July 5, and military personnel will receive free admission on July 12.

Those interested in buying tickets may call (520) 881-4753 ext. 19.