Woodland Park Zoo announces Lauri Hennessey as VP of Communications and Public Affairs; Sarah Valentine as VP of Development

SEATTLE, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo is pleased to announce its new Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Lauri Hennessey, and new Vice President of Development, Sarah Valentine. Lauri Hennessey, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Hennessey joined the zoo in December 2016. She oversees government relations, public relations, digital… Read the full press release

Travelzoo won the Gold Award for UK’s Best Travel Deals Provider at the 2016 British Travel Award

LONDON, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) has been announced as the winner of the Gold Award for the UK’s Best Travel Deals Provider in the prestigious 2016 British Travel Awards. This is the fifth consecutive year that Travelzoo® has received this award where winners are voted for by… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta invites fans to vote for the giant panda twins’ names

Voting begins today on seven sets of names, one of which will be revealed on December 12 ATLANTA, 2016-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The 11-week-old giant panda twins born to Lun Lun on September 3 will soon reach one of their most important milestones yet – getting their names. The twins will be named on… Read the full press release

Atlanta Zoo announces departure date for giant panda twins born in the U.S. Mei Lun and Mei Huan

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the first surviving pair of giant panda twins ever born in the U.S., will depart Atlanta on November 3, 2016, for the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China. In one of the most important milestones in the life of an American-born… Read the full press release

Lincoln Park Zoo opened its new African penguin exhibit

Lincoln Park Zoo opened its new African penguin exhibit   Chicago, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its mission to connect people to nature and inspire them to participate in  conservation, Lincoln Park Zoo today (Oct. 6, 2016) opened its new African penguin exhibit, Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove. This immersive exhibit brings… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo: First-ever Zoohackathon for tackling the global wildlife trafficking crisis

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the weekend, Woodland Park Zoo and leading conservation technology zoos in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Asia/Pacific served as host sites for the first-ever Zoohackathon, an event that culminated with winning solutions for tackling the global wildlife trafficking crisis. The winning solution at Woodland Park Zoo has been… Read the full press release

Weekend-long Halloween celebration at Woodland Park Zoo, October 29-30

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Hippos, grizzlies, penguins, and other animals will gobble, smash and play with pumpkins while trick-or-treating, carved Funkin displays, and other spook-tacular activities await little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s weekend-long Halloween celebration, Pumpkin Bash. Zoomazium, the zoo’s indoor nature play space, will be transformed into… Read the full press release

Smithsonian’s National Zoo reopen The Great Ape house

Washington, DC, 2016-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: The Great Ape house will reopen on Tuesday morning.  This will be the first opportunity for the visitors and the media to see the Zoo’s infant Bornean orangutan born to Batang on Sept. 12. NOTE: Batang and Redd have access to off-exhibit enclosures and may choose to… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network invite teens to attend the second annual Youth Climate Action Summit on October 2

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Event invites Seattle-area teens to take action for climate change WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN) will host the second annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Sunday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seattle-area teens are invited to attend the… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo to drop Pokélures across the zoo this Saturday and Sunday

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Visit Woodland Park Zoo and fill up your Pokédex when the zoo drops Pokélures across the zoo this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The zoo has 35+ Pokéstops and fan favorites to catch including Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Eevee and Kakuna. Hint: While exploring the zoo’s… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo welcomes its newest additions — six male François’ langurs and two white-faced saki monkeys

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo is excited to welcome its newest additions, six male François’ langurs and two white-faced saki monkeys (one male, one female). The all-male troop of François’ langurs includes Ding, 17, Yaya, 5, Tang and Petey, 4, Zhang, 3, and Bouncy, 2. The troop was transferred from… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo celebrates Independence Day with Fourth of July-themed picnic for the animals

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: It’s a Fourth of July picnic—animal style—for orangutans, grizzlies, otters, and more as Woodland Park Zoo’s animal residents indulge in star-shaped popsicles, watermelon, corn on the cob, and other picnic favorites at Red, White & Zoo June 30 and July 1. The Fourth of July-themed treats… Read the full press release

The COTA Zoo Bus to provide travel to and from the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay beginning May 31

POWELL, Ohio, 2016-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The COTA Zoo Bus is back, providing travel to and from the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay while offering admission discounts. Beginning May 31 and running through Sept. 5, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will take passengers to and from the Columbus Zoo for $2 each way…. Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta announces new effort to #changetheworld by contributing 25 cents of every general admission ticket to conservation programs for wildlife

Zoo Atlanta will increase its existing commitment to conservation by nearly $100,000 a year, 25 cents at a time ATLANTA, 2016-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Zoo Atlanta announces Quarters for Conservation, a new effort to #changetheworld by contributing 25 cents of every general admission ticket to field conservation programs for wildlife, empowering guests to… Read the full press release

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo presents “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” from May 27 through Sept. 5

Washington, D.C., 2016-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On exhibit for the first time in the Washington, D.C. region, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo presents “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” from May 27 through Sept. 5. Made completely of plastic debris collected from beaches, the colorful and dramatic sculptures of marine animals represent the more than… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo celebrates Mother’s Day with half-price admission for moms on Saturday, May 7

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Celebrate Mother’s Day at Woodland Park Zoo with the 26th annual Mom & Me on Saturday, May 7. Moms receive half-price admission to the zoo on the day of the event! The Northwest family tradition features a day of fun for moms and families on the North… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta’s most important fundraiser of the year The 2016 Beastly Feast presented by Ford Motor Company Fund on Saturday, May 7, 2016

Elegance, exotic beauty and the power of community support combine at Zoo Atlanta’s most spectacular evening of the year on May 7 ATLANTA, 2016-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — One of Atlanta’s most anticipated black-tie galas returns on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at The Beastly Feast to benefit Zoo Atlanta. Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic… Read the full press release

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo reopens Kids’ Farm exhibit

Washington, D.C., 2016-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Smithsonian’s National Zoo lifted its temporary quarantine on the Kids’ Farm exhibit that has been in effect since Feb. 26 after E. coli stx 1 gene bacteria was discovered in a few of the animals. After seven weeks of quarantine, no animals showed any sign of disease… Read the full press release

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to host two Seasonal Job Fairs on April 16 and May 12, 2016

POWELL, Ohio, 2016-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT:           Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host two Seasonal Job Fairs for potential applicants to apply and interview for employment at the Zoo, Zoombezi Bay and Safari Golf Club. WHEN:           Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1 to… Read the full press release

Help name a baby gorilla at Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo holds contest to name its gorilla baby SEATTLE, 2016-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo is seeking your help in naming its new baby gorilla. The winner will receive a variety of great gifts from the zoo, including a chance to visit the gorilla up-close! To enter, participants must choose… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo to re-open Night Exhibit in 2018

SEATTLE, 2016-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo is planning to re-open a new and renovated Night Exhibit in two years, bringing back a gallery of exhibits with nocturnal animals—animals that are primarily active during the night. The zoo closed the doors to the popular exhibit of nature’s night shift in the wake of… Read the full press release

Jungle Jack Hanna live on stage at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on December 12, 2015

POWELL, Ohio, 2015-12-9 — /Travel PR News/ — See Jungle Jack Hanna live on stage for a winter wonderland of wild fun at Jack Hanna’s Home for the Holidays event, featuring Santa Paws, on Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jack Hanna and his animal friends will amaze guests at three special performances on… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo’s the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program receives $2.6 million from the Global Environment Facility

SEATTLE, 2015-11-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo’s international field conservation initiative, the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP), will receive $2.6 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support its efforts to protect endangered species and improve the… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo: Turkey Toss for the beasts on Saturday, November 21, 2015

SEATTLE, WA, 2015-11-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo: Turkey Toss for the beasts on Saturday, November 21, 2015 WHAT: It’s a feast for the beasts when a handful of Woodland Park Zoo’s animals, such as Komodo dragons, snow leopards, and wolves, chow down on raw, store-prepared turkeys or other autumn-themed treats. The… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Zoo: Power Recycling Weekend presented by Ingram Micro, Nov. 7-8, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, 2015-11-4 — /Travel PR News/ — The three white rhinos living at the Indianapolis Zoo weigh a combined seven tons. Yet that’s not even half of the amount of recyclable materials collected this past spring during the Zoo’s Power Recycling Weekend presented by Ingram Micro U.S. Mobility and Lifecycle Services. The Zoo will host this semi-annual… Read the full press release

Duet of singing siamangs is back at Woodland Park Zoo

Siamang pair graces the neighborhood with their first song SEATTLE, 2015-10-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The sweet duet of singing siamangs is back at Woodland Park Zoo after nearly a year of silence from the tree tops. The pair of siamangs, 29-year-old male Sam and 35-year-old female Briony (brye-o-nee), were introduced to each other a couple… Read the full press release

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host Boo at the Zoo for Halloween

Powell, OH, 2015-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host Boo at the Zoo for all the Halloween fun without the fright during two weekends in October. Presented by Diet Pepsi, Boo at the Zoo will offer all-new attractions this year in five themed areas throughout the Zoo: Sugar Patch Place,… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network will host first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Oct.10

Seattle, WA, 2015-9-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network will host first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Oct.10 WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN) will host the first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m…. Read the full press release

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists: bigger trees suffer the most during droughts, regardless of location or forest type

Washington, DC, 2015-9-29 — /Travel PR News/ — In a study published Sept. 28 in the journal Nature Plants, a team led by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) scientists found that bigger trees suffer the most during droughts, regardless of location or forest type. The team, including ecologists Kristina Anderson-Teixeira and Amy Bennett from SCBI, Nathan McDowell… Read the full press release

The Moscow Zoo welcomed Aeroflot’s Asian female jackal named Iki

MOSCOW, 2015-9-7 — /Travel PR News/ — The Moscow Zoo welcomes Aeroflot’s Asian jackal named Iki. The female dog joined Aeroflot’s Aviation Safety Department Canine Unit in 2008 for cross-breeding aimed to produce progeny of worldly known Sulimov dogs with improved service abilities. This kind of dog — the air company’s pride — was specially bred for Aeroflot’s canine service through… Read the full press release