Erie Zoo News & Updates

 

 

Helping Our Zoo Hang On T-shirt Fundraiser

Helping Our Zoo Hang On T-shirt Fundraiser

Posted on July 6th, 2020 at 1:19 PM
To celebrate our re-opening we are going round #2 for another t-shirt fundraiser! This time featuring a caricature of our own baby orangutan "Otis" by local Erie designer Chris Schroeder!
There are 3 design options ranging in sizes from YS - 4XL. Purchasing ends July 19th so don't miss out!

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Statement Addressing Orangutan Incident

Statement Addressing Orangutan Incident

Posted on June 7th, 2020 at 12:52 PM

We appreciate all the thoughts and concerns regarding the incident at the zoo last evening. As of right now, we are respecting the privacy of our staff. We can assure you that “Dasa” the orangutan was contained the entire time and was never out of her exhibit. Additionally, the keeper was at no time ever inside the exhibit with the orangutan. There will be no actions taken against “Dasa” the orangutan, and we hope for full recovery of our keeper. The situation is being fully investigated.

Please see more statements from CEO Scott Mitchell in the Go Erie article below.

GoErie Article

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Summer Camp Update

Posted on June 4th, 2020 at 8:46 PM

Your Erie Zoo is having summer camps! 

However, there will be many modifications and new regulations due to Covid-19. It is our goal to keep your child and our staff as healthy and safe as possible. We ask that you please review all the new changes on our website before signing your child up for camp.

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Erie Apparel Supports Emergency Fund

Erie Apparel Supports Emergency Fund

Posted on May 13th, 2020 at 12:47 PM

New Erie Apparel Erie Zoo tees are here! During the month of May, proceeds from these two tees benefit the Erie Zoo's Covid-19 Emergency Fund.

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GalapaZOOza 2020 Temporarily Postponed

Posted on May 13th, 2020 at 12:44 PM

Due to the current uncertainty and Erie Zoo closure caused by the Covid-19 virus, we have made the decision to temporarily postpone GalapaZOOza 2020 - The Roaring 20's. Please see more below.

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Animal Art Auction on Facebook!

Animal Art Auction on Facebook!

Posted on April 30th, 2020 at 9:58 PM

Join us every Saturday in May from 8am-8pm for our virtual Facebook Animal Art Auction Fundraiser! (All art created by Erie Zoo animals)

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Keeping Our Zoo Afloat T-shirt Fundraiser

Posted on April 24th, 2020 at 2:55 PM

Help keep your zoo afloat through our limited edition River Otter T-shirt fundraiser! Sale ends May 3rd!

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October Memberships Private Event

Posted on April 23rd, 2020 at 8:10 PM

UPDATE: Event Postponed

The rhino-themed private member event for those who purchased or renewed their memberships during October 2019 has been postponed. Please read the linke below for additional details. 

*This event is only for those who bought or renewed their memberships in October 2019*

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50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Posted on April 22nd, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and though we can't be together physically, there are so many ways we can come together to protect and celebrate our planet. This year, Earth Day is going digital!

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Statement Addressing Covid-19 Transfer to Animals

Posted on April 9th, 2020 at 5:50 PM
A statement from your Erie Zoo regarding Covid-19 transfer to animals:
 
In response to the recent report of Covid-19 transfer from a keeper to big cat species at the Bronx Zoo, we have implemented protocol that all keeper staff must wear masks and gloves when entering all animal holding areas..

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