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Our Animals

fox3Animal residents at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary do not tell the typical zoo story. All animals at this sanctuary have been rescued from other locations and have a lesson to teach. They include a tiger who was rescued from a facility that closed; a black bear who came to the sanctuary as a cub when his mother was mistakenly shot by a hunter; a mountain lion who was kept as a pet; and a gray fox who was rescued from a pool.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary also has a prestigious role as participant in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan for the critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolf. After a 20-year absence in the wild, this animal is being reintroduced to its former range following a successful captive breeding program. The sanctuary is a housing facility for wolves not yet ready for release.

Reptiles

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Red-tailed Boa – Boa constrictor ortoni – Darlin & Pierce‬
‪Solomon Island Boa – ‬Candoia carinata ‪– Saul‬
Rainbow Boa - Epicrates cenchria - Saki
Amazon Tree Boa - Corallus hortulanus
‪Corn Snake –‬Elaphe guttata‪– Eby‬
‪California Kingsnake –‬Lampropeltis getula california‪ –Moondoggie‬
‪Arizona Mountain Kingsnake – ‬Lampropeltis pyromelana‪–Sonora & Durango‬
‪Desert Kingsnake ‬–Lampropeltis getula spledida‪–Reggie‬
‪Gopher Snake–‬Pituophis catenifer‪– Glide
Mexican Garter Snake - Thamnophis eques
‪Ball Python –‬Python regiu‪ –Wheeler‬

‪Burmese Python–‬Python molurus bivittatus‪– Amarillo‬

‪Western Diamondback Rattlesnake–‬Crotalus atrox‪–Atro

‪Hopi Rattlesnake
-Crotalus viridis nuntius - Talus
‪Puerto Rican Boa -Epicrates inornatus-Thing 1

‪Leopard Gecko – ‬Eublepharius macularius‪–Leo‬
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko - Phelsuma grandis
‪Gila Monster–‬Heloderma suspectum‪–Moses‬
‪Blue-tongue skink–‬Tiliqua scincoides‪–Quazimodo, Sheila‬
Jeweled Lacerta - Lacerta lepida-Mr. Billsworth
Egyptian Spiny-Tailed Lizard - Uromastyx aegypta
‪Bearded Dragon–‬Pongona vitticeps‪–Crepe‬
‪‪Green Iguana–‬Iguana iguana‪– Guido‬
Rhino Iguana-Cyclura comuta-Reina & Riggs
American Alligator-Alligator mississippiensis
‪Desert Tortoise–‬Gopherus agassizii‪–Agave, Gopher, Lady & Laurel
‪Sulcata Tortoise – ‬Geochelone sulcata‪– Kutoo, Beefcake‬
‪Galapagos Tortoise–‬Chelonoidis nigra
‪Radiated Tortoise – ‬Astrochelys radiate
‪Red-eared slider turtle–‬Trachemys scripta elegans‪–Rojo, Emy‬

‪Tiger Salamander–‬Ambystoma tigrinus‪
‪Fire-bellied toad–‬Bombina orientalis-Croaker & Bellow

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Celebrate Lobo Week and the 17th Anniversary of releasing the Mexican Grey Wolf back into the wild March 23rd through 30th. 

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Summer Zoo Camp

Summer Zoo Camp begins June 8th!  Sign up your 6 to 12 year-old for one of six exciting weeks of camp!  Get up close to the animals, learn about the animals at the Sanctuary, play games, make crafts, take nature walks, make new friends and more!  Click Here for more information or a registration form or call (928)778-4242 to sign up today!

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Breakfasts with the Animals

Join Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary for Breakfasts with your favorite animals! EaIMG 3696croppedch event includes a continental breakfast in front of the featured animal, a special animal feeding, keeper talk, bio-fact station, and special activity.  Here's the 2015 schedule:

Breakfast with the Tiger - April 18

Breakfast with the Mountain Lion - May 9

Breakfast with the Tortoises - June 6

Breakfast with the Bears - September 12

Breakfast with the Wolves - October 10

CLICK HERE for more information, or call (928)778-4242 to reserve your space today!