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Erie Zoo mourns the passing of Amur tiger, Viktor

Erie Zoo mourns the passing of Amur tiger, Viktor

Posted on September 17th, 2022 at 10:29 AM

Erie, PA – This Saturday, September 17th, the Erie Zoo is mourning the loss of senior Amur tiger, Viktor, who passed away Saturday morning.

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Erie Zoo remembers Queen of the Zoo

Erie Zoo remembers Queen of the Zoo

Posted on September 12th, 2022 at 12:44 PM

Erie, PA – The Erie Zoo is honoring the memory of senior resident African lion Nala, who was humanly euthanized today, September 12th, 2022, surrounded by many of her loving caregivers.

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Zoo Closing Early

Posted on September 5th, 2022 at 3:48 PM

Your Erie Zoo will be closing early on October 1st at 3pm to prepare for our Lions, Tigers & Beers Fundraiser. Thank you for your understanding!

Tickets for Lions, Tigers & Beers go on sale Friday, September 2nd at 8am. Purchase yours here

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The Erie Zoo Opens New Habitat and Welcomes New Species

The Erie Zoo Opens New Habitat and Welcomes New Species

Posted on July 20th, 2022 at 8:35 AM

Erie, PA – On Wednesday, July 20th the Erie Zoo announced the grand opening of the Hilbert Family Primate Habitat. The new space in the heart of the zoo currently features two Eastern black and white colobus monkeys with zoo officials planning to feature additional species in the near future. Read Full Press Release Below

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Erie Zoo Economic Impact Study

Posted on June 21st, 2022 at 12:29 PM

Study Finds Erie Zoo Generated $100 Million in Economic Impact Over Five Years
Study shows long-term public investment pales in comparison to similar-sized zoos

Erie, PA (June 21, 2022) – A nationally recognized firm headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania published a pro-bono economic impact analysis today that found the Erie Zoo has generated more than $100 million in economic impact over the past five years. The study further concluded that the economic activity generates $21.2 million annually in Pennsylvania and that more than $17.8 million of those funds stays in Erie County alone.

Read Full Press Release and Economic Impact Study Below

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The Main Building is Officially Open!

Posted on May 25th, 2022 at 10:15 AM

On Wednesday, May 25th the Erie Zoo is reopening their Main Building for the first time in over two years. As part of the zoo’s Wild Open Spaces Capital Campaign, construction on the building began in the fall of 2019 thanks to a generous gift from Erie philanthropist Tom Hagen. The goal of the project was to restore the building back to its historical 1930’s façade as well as make some minor improvements to the interior. Read the full Press Release below.

 

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Chubby Unicorn Shirts Are Back!

Chubby Unicorn Shirts Are Back!

Posted on May 5th, 2022 at 4:00 AM
They're back! And with a fresh new look! 🦏
PRE-SALE for the new Save the Chubby Unicorns t-shirts starts now and runs through May 23rd! $5 of every shirt will go back to the International Rhino Foundation and rhino conservation!
 
*Sale Closed*

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Erie Zoo says goodbye to long-time orangutan resident

Erie Zoo says goodbye to long-time orangutan resident

Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 10:15 AM

Erie, PA – The Erie Zoo is saddened to announce the passing of ‘Joe’, a beloved member of the zoo family. 

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Joe Orangutan Update #3

Posted on March 16th, 2022 at 9:53 AM

At this moment Joe’s condition continues to be stable and the orangutan family remains behind the scenes... Read More Below

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Joe Orangutan Update #2

Posted on March 11th, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Joe the orangutan’s condition continues to hold stable... Read More Below

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