Recent Announcements from the Erie Zoo



Erie Zoo’s giraffe, Nigel, to leave for Midwest

Erie Zoo’s giraffe, Nigel, to leave for Midwest

Posted on October 10th, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Nigel, a 9-year-old giraffe, will leave the zoo at the end of this month, Scott Mitchell, Erie Zoological Society president and CEO, said on Thursday.

Nigel is leaving Erie for a zoo in the Midwest, Mitchell said. As part of the Erie Zoo’s $10 million capital campaign, Wild Open Spaces, it plans to make a larger and more interactive giraffe exhibit with a herd of giraffes, he explained.

Zoo Closing Early

Posted on September 25th, 2019 at 8:06 PM

The Erie Zoo will be closing at 3pm on Saturday October 5th to get ready for our Lions, Tigers & Beers fundraiser.

ZooBoo Contest 2019

ZooBoo Contest 2019

Posted on September 6th, 2019 at 5:01 PM

ZooBOO is around the corner and we are always looking for new ways to decorate and make our Zoo a scary, but not TOO scary, place for families to enjoy. This year we need your help❗️

Learn More!

Thank You Gala 2019 Sponsors!

Thank You Gala 2019 Sponsors!

Posted on September 5th, 2019 at 6:11 PM

A special thank you to our GalapaZOOza 2019 sponsors! This event could not be what it is today without your help!

ZooBoo 2019 Volunteers

ZooBoo 2019 Volunteers

Posted on August 26th, 2019 at 2:54 PM

Now accepting ZooBoo 2019 volunteer applications! If you are interested in helping us with one of the biggest Halloween events in the region please apply today! Must be 14 years or older to apply! Adults welcome! Please call the Erie Zoo Office with any questions (814) 864-4091.

Applications must be turned into the Erie Zoo Office by September 18th.

ZooBoo Volunteer Application

2019 Erie's Choice Awards

Posted on August 21st, 2019 at 5:44 PM
Your Erie Zoo has been nominated in 4 Categories for this year’s 2019 Erie’s Choice Awards! We are so delighted to share that you can all be a part of helping us WIN! Voting ends on August 31st! Only the top 3 will make it through to the finals. Please click on the link below to vote.

Closing Early

Posted on August 14th, 2019 at 8:50 PM

The Zoo will be closing early September 7th at 4pm.

Erie Gives Day 2019

Posted on August 11th, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Erie Gives Day is Tuesday August 13th from 8am-8pm. During this 12 hour period all donations for the Erie Zoological Society made through the Erie Community Foundation will be matched! For more information please click below.

Erie Gives Day Info

Wild Wine Dinner SOLD OUT

Posted on August 8th, 2019 at 4:45 PM

The Erie Zoo & Cork 1794's very first Wild Wine Dinner: Passport Through the Americas is officially SOLD OUT. Please stay tuned for future wine dinners to come!

Erie Apparel Supports Wild Open Spaces

Posted on August 1st, 2019 at 12:27 PM
The Erie Zoo has teamed up with the popular regional clothing brand Erie Apparel for a great fundraiser supporting the Wild Open Spaces campaign!