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Education Animals

The following animals are available for on-site and outreach programs. HPZS does not guarantee specific animal requests for programs, but we will work to accommodate any request you may have. Each program is theme-specific and will include appropriate animals. The health and safety of our animals is a priority when we plan a program and can, therefore, affect our decisions.

Please be aware that not all program animals are touchable and that touching of the animals during a program is at the discretion of the presenter.

We reserve the right to change our lesson plan and the animals used for the lesson at any time, without prior notification, to ensure the safety of our staff, animals, and program guests.

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Tarantulas work well in programs about arachnids, comparing insects and spiders, venomous animals, and native Arizona animals.  Tarantulas are a non-touchable animal, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 MG 31458X101Scorpion

Scorpions work well in programs about arachnids, venomous animals, and native Arizona animals.  Scorpions are a non-touchable animal, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 cockroachCockroach

Cockroaches are the only Education Animal that may be held by outreach participants. They work well in programs about insects, comparing arachnids and insects, and food chains.  Cockroaches are recommended for all ages.

 

 

tiger-salamander002Salamander

Salamanders work well in programs about amphibians, aquatic creatures, native Arizona animals, and Invasive Species.  Salamanders are a non-touchable animal, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

fire-bellied-toad001Toad

Toads work well in programs about amphibians, venous versus poisonous, and colorful animals.  Toads are a non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

CA King 6R24Native Snakes*

Native snakes work well in programs about reptiles, snakes, native Arizona animals, desert animals, camouflage, venomous versus poisonous, and animal locomotion.  Most non-venomous native snakes are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.  Venomous snakes are non-touchable, but can be fun for all ages.

 * Venomous Available

 

 

 

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Non-native snakes work well in programs about reptiles, snakes, rain forest animals, camouflage, animal colors, and animal locomotion.  Most non-venomous snakes are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 

 

Leo byRachelPaperGecko

Geckos work well in programs about reptiles, lizards, and exotic animals.  Geckos are touchableanimals and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 

Zoo 55 Expo 001Blue-Tongued Skink

Blue-Tongued Skinks work well in programs about reptiles, lizards, animal colors, and exotic animals.  Blue-Tounged Skinks are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 

beardeddragonBearded Dragon

Bearded Dragons work well in programs about reptiles, lizards, protection, desert animals, camouflage and exotic animals. Bearded Dragons are touchable animals and recommened for all ages.

 

 

 

 

iguanaguidoGreen Iguana

Green Iguanas work well in programs about reptiles, lizards, and rain forest animals.  Green Iguanas are not-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

CIMG4270compressedAlligator

Alligators work well in programs about reptiles, crocodilians, and ecosystems.

 

 

 

 

desert2compressedDesert Tortoise

Desert Tortoises work well in programs about reptiles, tortoises, tortoises versus turtle, desert animals, native Arizona animals, and protected species.  Desert Tortoises are touchable animals and recommended for all ages. 

 

 

 

 

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Sulcata Tortoise

Sulcata Tortoises work well in programs about reptiles, tortoises, tortoises versus turtle, desert animals, and invasive species.  Sulcata Tortoises are touchable and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 

 

radiated2croppedRadiated Tortoise

Radiated Tortoises work well in programs about reptiles, tortoises, tortoise versus turtle, and endangered species.

 

 

 

slidersRed-Eared Slider Turtle

Red-Eared Slider Turtles work well in programs about reptiles, turtles, tortoise versus turtle, aquatic species, and invasive species. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

boxturtBox Turtle

Box Turtles work well in programs about reptile, turtles, tortoise versus turtle, and aquatic species.

 

 

 

 

cimg2806compressedGreen Cheeked Conures

Green Cheeked Conures work well in programs about birds, rain forest animals, animal locomotion, and animal colors.  Green Cheeked Conures are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  MG 78348X10Blue & Gold Macaw

 Blue and Gold Macaws work well in programs about birds, rain forest animals, animal locomotion, animal vocalization and animal colors.  Blue and Gold Macaws are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

raven-Edgar1Common Raven

Common Ravens work well in programs about birds, native Arizona animals, animal intelligence, birds of prey, and animal vocalization.  Common ravens are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

vulture3Turkey Vulture

 Turkey Vultures work well in programs about birds, food chains, native Arizona animals, birds of prey, and animal senses. Turkey Vultures are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 Kestral1American Kestrel

 American Kestrels work well in programs about birds, native Arizona animals, birds of prey, and animal locomotion. American Kestrels are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 falconPeregrine Falcon

 Peregrine Falconswork well in programs about birds, native Arizona animals, birds of prey, and animal locomotion.  Peregrine Falcons are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 hawkHarris Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RT-hawk2Red-Tailed Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ferriginousFerriginous Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

owl1Great Horned Owl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

betty3Chicken

 

 

 

 

 

 

chukar21Chukar

 

 

 

 

 

bobwhite1Bobwhite

 

 

 

 

 

cimg4104Pheasant

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIMG4461compressNorway Rat

 

 

 

 

CIMG5016Guinea Pig

 

 

 

 

 

CIMG5022Prairie Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

hans-hedgehog-smelling-aroundHedgehog

 

 

 

 

 

Little Bunny Fou FouRabbit

 

 

 

 

 

CIMG0423Goat

 

 

 

 

 

dollycompressedMiniature Horse