Erie Zoo News & Updates

 

 

Remote Learning Day Camp

Remote Learning Day Camp

Posted on September 9th, 2020 at 10:10 AM

The Erie Zoo is offering up something wildly different this school year~ 15 campers a day can join us for a wild adventure in remote learning. We will provide animal themed activities and walks around your child's remote learning schedule. All remote learning is through your child's school district. Campers will need to bring their own lunch. We will provide a snack and water bottle.    We will email you a separate form to fill out for your child's specific school information. 

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ZooBoo 2020 Volunteers

ZooBoo 2020 Volunteers

Posted on September 7th, 2020 at 10:54 AM

Now accepting ZooBOO 2020 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! Due to the current situation, there will be modifications to our event.  Please complete the entire volunteer application and mail to P.O. Box 3268 Erie, PA 16508. If you have any questions call the Education Department at (814) 864-4091 ext. 223 or e-mail hgula@eriezoo.org.

ZooBOO Volunteer Application

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Thank you GalapaZOOza 2020 Donors!

Posted on September 1st, 2020 at 12:00 PM

We would like to take a moment to give a BIG thank you to all the GalpaZOOza 2020 sponsors and ticket holders who generously donated their funding back to the Zoo after we had to make the difficult decision to cancel GalapaZOOza 2020 due to COVID-19. All funds supported the Erie Zoo’s Emergency Fund and continued recovery from the COVID-19 impact.

See full list of donors through link below.

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Save the Chubby Unicorn Shirts Are Back Again

Save the Chubby Unicorn Shirts Are Back Again

Posted on August 10th, 2020 at 9:06 AM

Save the Chubby Unicorn shirts are back! This time we have two designs available! Pre-orders will take place until August 31st and support rhino conservation.  

Pre-Order Your Shirt

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Quilt For Conservation

Quilt For Conservation

Posted on August 1st, 2020 at 1:22 PM

Despite the struggles the Erie Zoo has faced as a consequence of Covid-19, it is still our mission to better the world through conservation of endangered species.  All proceeds from this raffle will be divided equally and support SANCCOB (African Black-Footed Penguins) and the Lion Recovery Fund (African lions) conservation efforts. We hope you will join us in supporting these incredible organizations with an entry (or more!) to win this special quilt! Winner will be drawn on September 1st.

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Erie Zoo Welcomes Lemur Babies!

Erie Zoo Welcomes Lemur Babies!

Posted on July 15th, 2020 at 11:19 AM

Your Erie Zoo welcomed not one, not two, but THREE bundles of joy on May 22nd! The babies were born to the zoo’s resident black and white ruffed lemurs, “Maddy” and “Manny”. You can read the full article below or watch them live daily 11am-4pm through the live cam sponsored by Toyota and Velocity Network.

Watch Them Live

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Helping Our Zoo Hang On T-shirt Fundraiser

Helping Our Zoo Hang On T-shirt Fundraiser

Posted on July 6th, 2020 at 9:19 AM
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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GalapaZOOza 2020 Temporarily Postponed

Posted on June 9th, 2020 at 8:44 AM

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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Statement Addressing Orangutan Incident

Statement Addressing Orangutan Incident

Posted on June 7th, 2020 at 8:52 AM

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 4:46 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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