Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
The Phoenix Zoo has welcomed more than 43 million guests since 1962, fulfilling its mission of providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
south mountain environmental education center
Through a partnership between the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC), an Arizona non-profit, the South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC) has re-opened.
The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation operates the Phoenix Zoo and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center, all non-profit organizations. With a combined 1.5 million guests each year, the Zoo and SMEEC provide opportunities for the community to learn about animals, plants, natural history and the conservation needs of all living things.
number of oryx brought back from extinction
camps and educational programs