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Nandi's 9th Birthday Celebration at Reid Park Zoo

August 19, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Free With Paid Admission

This celebration honors Nandi and all elephants! Show your love for Nandi and her family by supporting elephant conservation, protected habitats, and saying no to ivory. Reid Park Zoo is a proud supporter of the Tanzania Conservation Research Program, which works to create habitat corridors for elephants in Africa. To date, over 1 million acres of habitat around the Tarangire National Park have been protected. 

Schedule of Activities
8:15 – 11:00am Complimentary cookies for guests (while supplies last) provided by the Narcus Family Trust
8:30am Join in singing “Happy Birthday” and signing a card to show your love for the birthday girl
10:00am Enjoy a perfromance by Red Herring Puppets
9 – 11:00amWatch the herd enjoy a mud-clay wallow … then get in on the fun yourself in the Event Garden!
9:30 & 10:30am Learn about Nandi and her electric personality with keeper and docent chats
8:30- 11:00am Decorate a party hat, stop by an the photo opp, get a glitter tattoo, and play games with Ready, Set, Rec!

Party Like an Elephant: Get in the Mud and Wallow

Be prepared to get dirty! Elephants like Nandi use dirt and mud to protect their skin and know mud wallows are a fun way to beat the heat. In celebration of Nandi’s summer birthday, the zoo is setting up mud pits in the Event Garden from 9 to 11:30am to allow children and families time to literally get their hands (and more) dirty!

Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a modest bathing suit and get ready to get muddy! A hose will be available to wash off afterward and there will be plenty of sunshine and warmth to drip dry when done.

All festivities are free with Zoo admission!


August 19, 2023
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Free With Paid Admission


Reid Park Zoo
3400 E. Zoo Court
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
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