We are excited to announce that we won two categories for the Erie's Choice Awards this year. We placed first for "Best Place to Work" AND "Best Place to Have a Birthday Party." A HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for us! We truly appreciate your support!
Erie Zoo News & Updates
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.
*Update: Nigel moved October 28th 2020*
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❗️
This year we want to make Monkey Island out of this world! 👾 So we’d like you to help us by making your own Alien! 👽
A special thank you to our GalapaZOOza 2019 sponsors! This event could not be what it is today without your help! Please stay tuned after the New Year for GalapaZOOza announcements and sponsor packets! And mark you calendars for GalapaZOOza 2020 on June 27th!
Grande Giraffe- $10,500
R Brilliant Media
Sassy Sombreros – $6,500
ECCA Payroll +
Mariachi Monkeys – $4,000
A Anthony & Son’s, Inc.
Allegheny Beverage Co.
Bensur Creative Marketing Group
Chido’s Dry Cleaners, Inc.
Erie Beer Co.
Erie Federal Credit Union
First National Bank
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Keystone Electric Division Zenith System
Loesel-Schaaf Insurance Agency, Inc.
Penelec and First Energy Foundation
Penn State Behrend
Printing Concepts Inc.
The Plastek Group
Transportation Equipment Supply Co.
UPMC Health Plan
US Bulk Transport, Inc.
Loco Llamas- $3,000
Advanced Finishing, USA/ ATEX Finishing, LLC
Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie
Creative Imprint Systems
David & Kathy Lastowski
Jet 24/ Fox 66/ YourErie.com
Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.
Maas and Scheppner Families
MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP
Mark Anthony Concrete Inc.
Marquette Savings Bank
Plastics Services Network
Port Erie Plastics
Powell’s Portable Toilets
PSB Industries Inc.
The Erie Community Foundation
Tim & Nancy Sennett
C.H. Reams & Associates, Inc.
Cathy Corvino & Judy Santone Husted
Deb and Des McDonald
Larese Floral Design
Lillis, McKibben, Bongiovanni & Co.
McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP
Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouses, Inc.
The Hilbert Family
Tom and Lisa Kaveney
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
As you may know the Erie Zoo is embarking on a Capital Campaign to create more Wild Open Spaces for the amazing animals that call the Zoo home. To support this campaign, we have teamed up with the popular regional clothing brand Erie Apparel for a great fundraiser!
When you purchase ANY item(s) from Erie Apparel through April 10th both online or in store, 10% of all proceeds will go directly to support the Erie Zoo!
“I think it was traditionally considered a man’s job because of the physical aspects of it,” Rekitt said. “But we’re just as physically capable. We’re out there feeding and cleaning exhibits, just like they do. Now it’s the opposite. I’d say it’s three-quarters female and one-quarter male.”
Read the article published by the Erie Times News about some of the incredible women who make the Erie Zoo possible!