Zoo Story: Everyone Loves the Animals

On Day 3 of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' annual meeting, attendees took a stroll around the Phoenix Zoo. Check out the highlights from the event.

A face only a Zoologist could love (top): Post-conference reception and fun at the Phoenix Zoo, hosted by the amazingly misunderstood Komodo dragon.

Beauty in Motion: Phoenix Zoo employee Heather Wright feeds Reba, a 42-year-old Asian elephant who was brought to the sanctuary in 1999 and loves to splash in her pool. On the final day of the conference, attendees have eight hours to explore the 125-acre zoo and see its 1,200 animals.

Field Trip Attendees check out squirrel monkeys in the Monkey Village at the Phoenix Zoo.

(Photographs by Cody Pickens)

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