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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.

tarantula 8X10compressedTarantulas 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 31458X101Scorpions 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.

 

 

 

   cockroachCockroaches 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.

 

fire-bellied-toad001Toads 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* 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

 

Non-native cornsnakeSnakes 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 byRachelPaperGeckos work well in programs about reptiles, lizards, and exotic animals.  Geckos are touchableanimals and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 

Zoo 55 Expo 001Blue-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 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 Iguanas work well in programs about reptiles, lizards, and rain forest animals.  Green Iguanas are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

CIMG4270compressedAlligators work well in programs about reptiles, crocodilians, and ecosystems.

 

 

 

 desert2compressedDesert 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 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 Tortoises work well in programs about reptiles, tortoises, tortoise versus turtle, and endangered species.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

boxturtBox Turtles work well in programs about reptiles, turtles, tortoise versus turtle, and aquatic species.

 

 

 

 

cimg2806compressedGreen 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 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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

  Kestral1 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 Falcons work 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 Hawks work well in programs about birds, native Arizona animals, birds of prey, and animal locomotion. Harris Hawks are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 RT-hawk2Red-Tailed Hawks work well in programs about birds, native Arizona animals, birds of prey, and animal locomotion. Red-Tailed Hawks are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

  owl1Great Horned Owls work well in programs about birds, nocturnal animals, native Arizona animals, birds of prey, and animal locomotion. Great Horned Owls are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

   betty3Chickens work well in programs about birds, poultry, animal domestication, animal locomotion, and animal anatomy. Good animal for intro to birds and agriculture. Chickens are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.       

 

 

 

 

  bobwhite1Bobwhites work well in programs about birds, poultry, animal locomotion, and animal anatomy. Bobwhites are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 

cimg4104Pheasants work well in programs about birds, poultry, animal locomotion, animal colors, animal anatomy and exotic animals. Pheasants are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 

 

  CIMG4461compressNorway Rats work well in programs about mammals, rodents animal locomotion, animal intelligence, and animal anatomy. Rats are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 CIMG5016Guinea Pigs work well in programs about mammals, rodents, animal domestication and animal anatomy. Guinea Pigs are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 

 CIMG5022Prairie Dogs work well in programs about mammals, rodents, animal communities, animal locomotion, and animal vocalizations. Prairie Dogs are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 hans-hedgehog-smelling-aroundHedgehogs work well in programs about mammals, insectivores, adaptations, and exotic animals. Hedgehogs are non-touchable animals, but can be fun for all ages.

 

 

 

 Little Bunny Fou FouRabbits work well in programs about mammals, animal locomotion, animal intelligence, and animal anatomy. Rabbits are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 

CIMG0423Goats work well in programs about mammals, animal locomotion, animal intelligence, animal domestication and animal anatomy. Goats are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.

 

 

 

dollycompressedMiniature Horses work well in programs about mammals, animal locomotion, animal domestication and animal anatomy. Miniature Horses are touchable animals and recommended for all ages.