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Reid Park Zoo's giraffe 'Elinor' dies at 20 years old

Elinor, a two-decade old giraffe — the shyest of the spotted animals at Tucson's zoo — died Monday after suffering breathing problems. Zoo officials called her "beloved."... Read more»

Punga the elephant dies at Reid Park Zoo

An 11-year-old elephant died Tuesday at Tucson's zoo, where officials say a "twisted gut" caused Punga to unexpectedly die.... Read more»1

Lemurs to debut at Tucson zoo

The Reid Park Zoo will unveil a new habitat Wednesday morning, featuring new residents of the zoo: two black-and-white ruffed lemurs. The pair arrived in Tucson in June, but have been kept behind the scenes while the exhibit was renovated.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Time to deal with Arizona's debt?

State Treasurer Doug Ducey, along with financial planner Shelly Fishman, Vivian VanPeenan, education director for the Reid Park Zoo, and state legislative candidate Bruce Wheeler, a midtown Democrat.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 2012 looking up for Tucson International Airport

Tuesday on Buckmaster - We get a summer air travel preview with Dick Gruntzel, CFO for Tucson International Airport. Also, certified financial planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report and Reid Park Zoo Curator Jim Schnormeier.... Read more»

'Walk the Loop for Lupus' on St. Patrick's Day

The annual "Walk the Loop for Lupus" fundraiser for those living with the disease will happen on St. Patrick's Day this year.... Read more»

Martin Luther King

MLK Day march to remember man of peace

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be remembered by a march from UA to Reid Park on Monday morning. (with videos)... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Split opinions on separation of Reid Park elephants

Today on Buckmaster - Greg Patterson, of Espresso Pundit, who talks about the winners and losers in the dust-up over redistricting. Susan Basford, administrator for the Reid Park Zoo, discusses the latest in the controversy over the zoo's two aging elephants. Plus, the conductor and general manager of the Civic Orchestra of Tucson talk about COT's holiday offerings.... Read more»

Photos: Tucson's Labor Day picnic

Hundreds of workers and their families, many with dogs in tow, enjoyed a cool day at Reid Park at the Pima Area Labor Federation's Labor Day Picnic on Monday.... Read more»4

Reid Park Zoo welcomes newborn lion cubs

After the recent tragedy of the death of a giraffe from oleander poisoning, the Reid Park Zoo finally has something to celebrate: the birth of three lion cubs, the zoo announced Tuesday.... Read more»1

Second zoo giraffe stable after eating oleander

A giraffe who ingested oleander cuttings at the Reid Park Zoo was in stable condition Thursday, said the zoo’s curator of education. Another giraffe who also ate the plant died Tuesday.... Read more»

Reid Park Zoo giraffe 'Watoto' dies after eating oleander

The only male giraffe at the Reid Park Zoo, Watoto, died Tuesday evening, zoo officials said. It's thought that Watoto accidentally ate oleander trimmings, which are toxic to many animals.... Read more»

MLK Day march to remember man of peace

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be remembered by a march from UA to Reid Park on Monday morning. The annual march, which usually attracts thousands, is expected to draw even more in the wake of the mass shooting of 19 that shook Tucson on Jan. 8. Six were killed and 13 others wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. (with videos)... Read more»