Erie Zoo Welcomes New Animals

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ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) – The Erie Zoo is welcoming new animals to their collection.

A new Père David’s deer was brought in as a companion for the Zoo’s current deer, Tai Yang. The new Père David’s deer was brought in on recommendations from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Visitors will be able to see the deer when the Safariland Express Train reopens in May 2023.

Additionally, two red pandas have also joined the Erie Zoo family. The pandas are one year-old brothers that arrived mid-October from the Seneca Park Zoo.

The red pandas can be visited in the exhibit inside the Asia Tower.

The Zoo also welcome two litters of naked mole rat pups this past month. They can be seen in the Main Building.

The Erie Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will close for the season on December 1st.


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