Orangutans are endangered and there are less than 100,000 Bornean, about 13,000 Sumatran, and no more than 800 Tapanuli left in the wild. Their biggest threat is NON-sustainable palm oil farming. This could cause the extinction of orangutans in the wild in the very near future without your help.
Erie Zoo News & Updates
Please note, the Zoo will be closing early at 2pm on Saturday, July 24th to prepare for the Zoo's fundraiser "The Mane Event."
We're hiring! Join the Erie Zoo team today! Looking for part-time summer staff for all days of the week!
Our Party for the Planet event may have come and gone, but the party isn't over yet! There are lots of ways you can continue celebrating at home! With Earth Day (April 22nd), Endangered Species Day (May 21st) and World Oceans Day (June 8th) coming up, why not see the article below for great ways to better our planet at home!
We are excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and some of today’s top country artists to produce an incredible, virtual concert fundraising event – exclusively for our members and donors! Join us Wednesday, March 31st at 8pm ET for "All Together for Animals" LIVE!
Learn more below!
Join our Team! We are looking for an enthusastic personality to join our office staff. Open position is a part-time receptionist to assist with office management and visitor relations. See link below for additional details.
Suffering from cabin fever?
In two weeks, Erie County families can seek some deserved pre-spring entertainment at the Erie Zoo, which is scheduled to open Feb. 27 following its three-month winter closure.
This year we doing an extra special display for the Eerie Express train ride at ZooBOO 2020! Your Zoo teamed up with The Erie Community Foundation & local Erie nonprofits to create unique displays from around our community! Though this year has been tough, together we stand #EerieStrong! Check out all the nonprofits & their displays in the article below!
On September 17th “Joe” joined the Erie Zoo family and became “Neo’s” new companion. Research shows that red panda cubs do best when raised together so this match was a great opportunity for continued healthy development for the two males.
Read the full Press Release below.
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❗️