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Zoo Cams now part of the Reid Park Zoo experience

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thanks in part to a donation from Cox Charities there are now six cameras installed at various exhibits inside the zoo, a first for the Reid Park.

Fans of the lions, grizzly bears, giraffes, lemurs, flamingos and elephants can now check up on their favorite species via a computer at home or any mobile device on the go.  

These new cameras can be accessed on the Reid Park Zoo website under the ‘Zoo Cams' tab at the top of the page.

This new technology also offers Tucson schools a unique opportunity to ‘field trip' to the zoo, without ever leaving the classroom.  According to a Reid Park Zoo release, appointments can be made with the Zoo to reserve the cameras, putting the controls at the hands of the teachers and their students - allowing an up close look at animal behavior.

"Nothing beats a visit to the Zoo as a learning experience," said Vivian VanPeenan, the Zoo's Curator or Education. "But we know that most Tucson residents only visit the animals a few times a year.  We're thrilled we can deliver several of the Zoo's animals to the community daily through the Zoo Cams."  Van Peenan went on to thank Cox Charities for the funds to implement these new cameras.

"We are thrilled to partner with Reid Park Zoo in order to bring the wonders of the Zoo and its animal residents to Southern Arizona homes and into the classrooms of Tucson's students," said Lis Lovallo, Vice President of Cox in Southern Arizona.

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