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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens


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About Us

Fun for the entire the family, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens welcomes guests to learn about and appreciate the world’s deserts through interactive and immersive habitats, engaging activities, hiking trails, botanic gardens, and more. The Living Desert is an oasis of family fun to explore nature and create meaningful experiences for guests that are remembered for a lifetime. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, The Living Desert ensures the highest standards of animal care and participates in conservation efforts at the Zoo and around the world.

Opening Fall 2021, the new Rhino Savanna habitat will bring visitors into the heart of the African savanna with majestic black rhinos, nimble gazelle, and iconic birds. Featuring over 500 animals, you can come face to face with amazing endangered species from the deserts of the world including giraffe, cheetah, mountain lion, bighorn sheep, and more. Discover the world down under in the immersive Australian Adventures, where wallabies bounce alongside visitors, kookaburras sing, and emus play. Be one with nature in blooming botanical gardens or explore miles of hiking trails with breathtaking views. Named one of the “10 Best Zoos in America” by Conde Nast Traveler and USA Today, and a top family pick on TripAdvisor, The Living Desert is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. A visit helps this conservation organization continue to be a leader in animal care and conservations efforts locally and around the world.

Rep/Contact Info

Jan Hawkins
Leadership Gifts and Legacy Givings
Allen Monroe
Erin Scott
Sr. Manager, Marketing & Public Relations

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