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Erie Zoo News & Updates
Joe Orangutan Update #2
Joe Orangutan Update
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 Zoo to pursue reaccreditation
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.
Palm Oil Crisis
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 2021 Mane Event Sponsors
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.
Zoo Early Closing
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!
Party for the Planet: Ways to Celebrate at Home!
Our Party for the Planet event may have come and gone, but the party isn't over yet! There are lots of ways you can continue celebrating at home! With Earth Day (April 22nd), Endangered Species Day (May 21st) and World Oceans Day (June 8th) coming up, why not see the article below for great ways to better our planet at home!
All Together for Animals Virtual Concert
We are excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and some of today’s top country artists to produce an incredible, virtual concert fundraising event – exclusively for our members and donors! Join us Wednesday, March 31st at 8pm ET for "All Together for Animals" LIVE!
Learn more below!
Now Hiring: Part-Time Receptionist
Join our Team! We are looking for an enthusastic personality to join our office staff. Open position is a part-time receptionist to assist with office management and visitor relations. See link below for additional details.