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Goodbye Duchess and Other Phoenix Zoo Activities

On June 24, 2012, Duchess, matriarch of the orangutans on exhibit at the Phoenix Zoo lost her battle to lymphosarcoma.  She was 52 years old and the oldest Bornean Orangutan on record.  She has been a part of the Phoenix Zoo family since 1962 after she was orphaned in the jungles of Borneo at a very young age.  We will miss her presence during our zoo visits.

If you are looking to visit the zoo this summer, don't forget about enjoying the zoo in the evenings.  Prowl and Play is from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM on July 9th, July 14th and August 11th.  Admission is $6 for members, $8 for non-members.
Or enjoy Winter in July at the zoo on Saturday, July 21st from 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM.  The forecast calls for 20 tons of snow.  Activities are free to members or those with a paid general admission to the zoo.    

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