Phoenix Zoo is the brainchild of a dedicated bunch of amateurs who believe that Phoenix deserves to have a zoo. The zoo itself was opened in the 1960s with the enthusiasm and dedication of Robert Maytag and family. It has been over half a century since, and the Phoenix Zoo remains strong as ever. Today the zoo prides itself on its more than a thousand animals on display and over two miles of walking trails. It’s a relief that everybody can get tickets for less with some Phoenix Zoo coupons.