Erie Zoo News & Updates
Erie, PA – The Erie Zoo is saddened to announce the passing of ‘Joe’, a beloved member of the zoo family.
At this moment Joe’s condition continues to be stable and the orangutan family remains behind the scenes... Read More Below
Joe the orangutan’s condition continues to hold stable... Read More Below
As many of you may have noticed, this past weekend Joe the orangutan was feeling under the weather and the family was off exhibit for opening weekend.
Erie, PA -- The Erie Zoo confirms the loss of accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. While saddened by the news, the zoo team chooses to look at this as a learning opportunity, keeping their focus on providing excellent animal care and conservation education, while working on sustainable growth and advancement. The earliest the zoo can apply for reaccreditation is September of 2022.
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.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees for our 2021 The Mane Event Fundraiser! It is because of generous people like you that the Erie Zoo is able to accomplish its mission of wildlife conservation and education.
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!