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Contact: Tina Rolen, Assistant Director of Marketing
Phone: (865) 637-5331 ext. 377
Email: trolen@knoxville-zoo.org

 

2013 News Releases

November

Knoxville Zoo Offers $5 Admission For Guests Who Know What the Fox Says.pdf, November 1

April

Storybook Saturday Brings Favorite Children's Characters to the Zoo.pdf, April 19

Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet.pdf, April 16, 2013

March

The Clayton Family Kids Cove Has Gone To The Birds.pdf, March 28, 2013

Lego Play Lodge Is Knoxville Zoo's New Indoor Place to Play.pdf, March 25, 2013

Knoxville Zoo Offers Spring Break Discount for Knox County Residents.pdf, March 22, 2013

February

Knoxville Zoo Welcomes New Western Lowland Gorillas.pdf, February 28, 2013

Knoxville Zoo Accepting Applications for Part-Time Seasonal Positions.pdf, February 6, 2013

January

Knoxville Zoo To Host Fair For Prospective Volunteers.pdf, January 15, 2013

Knoxville Zoo Looking for Volunteers to Monitor Local Frogs.pdf, January 14, 2013

Knoxville Zoo Going Solar With Help From Wampler's.pdf, January 9, 2013

Knoxville Zoo's New Bear Cub Officially Christened Monty.pdf, January 3, 2013

Recycle Your Old Phone Books And Get A Great Deal On Zoo Admission.docx.pdf, January 2, 2013

2012 News Releases

December

Vol Fans Jonesing for Option to Christen New Bear.pdf

Knoxville Zoo Becomes Temporary Headquarters for Santa Claus.pdf

Bear Cub Finds New Home at Knoxville Zoo.pdf

Penguin Discount Days are a Cool Way to Visit the Zoo for Half-Price.pdf

November

October

BOO! at the Zoo Presented by U.S. Cellular Kicks Off Six More Nights of Halloween Fun This Evening.pdf

BOO! at the Zoo Presented by U.S. Cellular Begins Halloween Fun This Weekend.pdf

BOO! at the Zoo Presented by U.S. Cellular Kicks Off 12 Nights of Halloween Fun October 12.pdf

September

Knoxville Zoo Hosts Superhero Saturday Featuring Iron Man and Captain America.pdf

August

July

June

May

April

March

Media Alert Knoxville Zoo's Elephants Planning a Sunday Egg Hunt.pdf

The Smurfs Are Coming to Knoxville Zoo This Saturday.pdf

Oh My Smurf! The Smurfs Are Coming to Knoxville Zoo.pdf

Knoxville Zoo Aniticipates New Dragon Will Cause a Komodotion.pdf

February

January

2011 News Releases

December

Santas Visit Extended One More Weekend!, December 14, 2011
Knoxville Zoo Becomes Temporary Headquarters for Santa, December 5, 2011

November

Penguin Discount Days are a Cool Way to Visit the Zoo for Half Price, November 30, 2011
Its Kroger Free Weekend at Knoxville Zoo!, November 11, 2011
Mozilla Brings Back Popular Red Panda Web Cameras Featuring Knoxville Zoo's Cubs, November 9, 2011
Knoxville Zoo Offers Free Admission During Kroger Free Weekend, November 11, 2011
New Rhino Arrives for Rendezvous at Knoxville Zoo, November 4, 2011

October

BOO! at the Zoo Presented by U.S. Cellular Kicks Off the Halloween Season This Thursday, October 11, 2011
Bring Your Little Monster to BOO! at the Zoo Presented by U.S. Cellular, October 3, 2011

September

Knoxville Zoo Features Artwork by Zoo Animals at Art Gone Wild, September 21, 2011
Knoxville Zoo Celebrates International Red Panda Day, September 16, 2011
Knoxville Zoo's Art Gone Wild Offers Original Art Created by Zoo Animals, September 15, 2011
Knoxville News Sentinel Web Cam Offers Peak of Zoo's Red Panda Cubs, September 6, 2011

August

Knoxville Zoos Three Red Panda Cubs to Make Public Debut, August 29, 2011
Knoxville Zoo Hosts Touch A Truck Event Saturday, August 23, 2011
Knoxville Area Kroger Stores Offer Buy One, Get One Free Zoo Tickets, August 22, 2011
Feast with the Beasts Offers Plenty of Good Eats, August 18, 2011
Knoxville Zoos Tonka Ranks as Largest Bull Elephant in the U.S., August 12, 2011

July

Tim Williams Assumes Role as Chairman of Knoxville Zoo Board of Directors, July 29, 2011
Yo Gabba Gabba Characters Coming to Knoxville Zoo Tomorrow, July 22
Yo Gabba Gabba Characters Coming to Knoxville Zoo Saturday, July 18
Feast With The Beasts Tickets Now On Sale, July 11, 2011
Yo Gabba Gabba Characters Coming to Knoxville Zoo, July 6, 2011
Zarina Has Arrived! Zoo Introduces New African Lioness to Public, July 1, 2011

June

Salute to Service Weekend at Knoxville Zoo, June 30, 2011
Knoxville Area Kroger Stores Offer Buy One Get One Free Zoo Tickets, June 28, 2011
Wow Wow Wubbzy Visits Knoxville Zoo Tomorrow, Friday, June 24
Wow Wow Wubbzy Plans a Trip to Knoxville Zoo, Monday, June 20
Daring Dads Get Free Admission to Knoxville Zoo This Father's Day, Tuesday, June 14
Knoxville Zoo Contests TOSHA Citation, Monday, June 7
Zoofari Transports Guests to Ancient Egypt, Friday, June 3
Knoxville Zoos Al Cam Offers a Giant Tortoise's Perspective on Love, Friday, June 3
Knoxville Zoo Saddened by the Passing of Zoo's Last Cheetah, Wednesday, June 1

May

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind Return to Knoxville Zoo, Friday, May 27
Giant Aldabra Tortoises Return to Knoxville Zoo for a Blind Date, Wednesday, May 25
Zoo Visitor Transported to Hospital After Baby Camel Stumbles Over Fence, Thursday, May 19
Avast Ye! Knoxville Zoo Celebrates Princesses and Pirates Tomorrow, Friday, May 13
Knoxville Zoo Mourns the Passing of Bern Tryon, Director of Herpetology, Wednesday, May 11
Zoo Camp is the Most Unique Summer Camp in Knoxville, Monday, May 2

April

Knoxville Zoos Elephants are Planning an Easter Egg Hunt, Friday, April 22
Celebrate Earth Day at Knoxville Zoo's Party for the Planet, Tuesday, April 19
Knoxville Zoo Hosts an Evening of Family Fun This Saturday, Wednesday, April 13

March

Zoo To Do Offers an Evening of Family Fun for You and Your Beasties, Thursday, March 31
Knoxville Zoo Releases Review Panel Findings in Death of Elephant Handler, Thursday, March 24
Knoxville Zoo Accredited by Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Tuesday, March 22
Knoxville Zoo to Debut Largest Python in U.S. and Rare White Alligator, Friday, March 11
PBS Kids Presents The Cat in the Hat at Knoxville Zoo, Wednesday, March 9

February

Visit Knoxville Zoo for Half Price Through February 28, Friday, February 18
Knoxville Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Marmosets, Thursday, February 17
Knoxville Zoo Hiring for Seasonal Positions This Saturday, Thursday, February 10
Knoxville Zoo Hosts Job Fair, Monday, February 7
Become a Knoxville Zoo Volunteer, Tuesday, February 1

January

Knoxville Zoo Saddened by the Death of Miss T, Matriarch of the Giraffe Herd, Monday, January 24
Statement by Jim Vlna on Loss of Elephant Keeper Stephanie James, Saturday, January 15
Knoxville Zoo Elephant Keeper Fatally Injured, Friday, January 14

 

2010 News Releases

November

Santa Clause to Make Special Appearance at Zoo's Breakfast with Santa Event, Monday, November 29
Saturday Promises Perfect Weather and Free Admission to Knoxville Zoo, Thursday, November 11
Kroger Free Day at Knoxville Zoo, Monday, November 1

October

Celebrate Halloween at BOO! at the Zoo Presented by U.S. Cellular, Wednesday, October 27
BOO! at the Zoo Presented by U.S. Cellular Kicking Off Ten nights of Halloween Fun This Weekend, Wednesday, October 13
Nine Tons of Trick-Or-Treating Fun; Zoo Elephants Offer A Big Photo Op, Tuesday, October 5

September

Bring Your Little Monster to BOO! at the Zoo, Presented by U.S. Cellular, Monday, September 27
Kritter Kids Program Offers Unique Learning Experiences for Pre-Schollers, Wednesday, September 22
Knoxville Zoo's Art Gone Wild Offers Original Art Created by Zoo Animals, Monday, September 20
Knoxville Zoo's Red Panda Cubs Set To Make Public Debut, Thursday, September 16

August

Knoxville Zoo Bringing In Heavy Equipment For "Touch A Truck" Event Tomorrow, Friday, August 27
Got A Little One Who Loves Big Trucks?  Join Knoxville Zoo For "Touch A Truck", Tuesday, August 24
Knoxville Area Kroger Stores Offer "Buy One, Get One Free" Zoo Tickets, Monday, August 9
Feast with the Beasts Adds Even More Good Eats, Thursday, August 5

July

Knoxville Zoo Offers Half-Price Admission on Zoosday Tuesday, July 30
Knoville Zoos New Gorilla Exploring Gorilla Valley Exhibit, July 22
Sid the Science Kid and Buddy the Dinosaur Coming to Knoxville Zoo This Saturday, July 21
George, Knoxville Zoos Charismatic Chimpanzee, Turns Two, July 15
PBS Favorites Sid the Science Guy and Buddy the Dinosaur Coming to Knoxville Zoo, July 14
Feast With The Beasts Tickets Now On Sale, July 13
Knoxville Zoo Announces the Birth of Red Panda Cubs, July 5

June

Knoxville Zoo Honors Service Members With Free Admission during Salute to Service Weekend, June 30
New Gorilla Making Himself at Home at Knoxville Zoo, June 29
The Amazing Spider-Man and The Invincible Iron Man at Knoxville Zoo, June 25
Is Your Spider Sense Is Tingling?  Must Be Time for Superhero Saturday at Knoxville Zoo, June 21
Visit the Place Where the Animals are "In Your Face", June 11
Knoxville Zoo Takes on the Feel of the Orient for Biggest Annual Fundraiser, June 4
Baby Marmosets Make an Adorable Debut, June 3
Close Encounters of the Wild Kind Return to Knoxville Zoo, June 2

May

Zoofari Gives Guests a Taste of the Orient in Honor of the Year of the Tiger, May 21
Milk Mustache Mobile "Milk the Moment" Tour Makes Stop at Knoxville Zoo, May 20
Photo Contest Kicks Off Knoxville Zoo's "In Your Face" Campaign, May 18
Little Princesses Invited to Reign in the Zoo's Animal Kingdom This Saturday, May 13
Knoxville Zoo's Bloomin Butterfly Gardens Makes a Colorful Debut, May 7
Knoxville Zoo Transforms Into A Magical Animal Kingdom on Princess Day, May 4

April

It's Time to Spring the Aldabra Tortoises at Knoxville Zoo, April 29
Get Your Wild Child Outdoors at Zoo Camp, April 27
Celebrate Earth Day at Knoxville Zoo's Party for the Planet, April 23
Knoxville Area Kroger Stores Offer Buy One, Get One Free Zoo Tickets, April 21
Theres a Party Going On Right Here...Celebrate Earth Day at Knoxville Zoo, April 6

March

Celebrate Spring in a BIG Way With an Elephant Egg Hunt, March 31
Meet Yo Gabba Gabba Characters at Knoxville Zoo, March 25
Wee Play Replay: Popular Zoo Play Area Revamped and Reopened, March 24
Zoos Grande Dame Giraffe Marks Another Milestone Birthday, March 19
Yo Gabba Gabba Characters Coming to Knoxville Zoo, March 15
Have the Wildest Spring Break Ever at Camp WILD, March 9
Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Heat Deterring Knoxville Zoo Visitors, March 8
Zoo Saddened by the Loss of Chimpanzee, March 5
Baby Meerkats Coming Out To Play, March 4

February

Miniature Donkeys Make Their Debut, February 26
Its Not Cool to Miss the Last Week of Penguin Discount Days, February 24
Knoxville Zoo Mourns Loss of Beloved Black Bear, Monday, February 22
Zoo Hiring for Seasonal Positions, Friday, February 19
Knoxville Zoo Hosts Job Fair, Monday, February 15
Explore Knoxville Zoo Before You Even Get There On New Web Site, Thursday, February 11

January

Zoo Chimpanzee Undergoes Surgery, January 23, 2010
Real Yellow Pages Phone Book Recycling, January 4, 2010

 

2009 News Releases

December

Jackie Chimpanzee at Mother-to-Be, December 30, 2009
The Perfect Antidote for Cabin Fever, December 18, 2009
Tomorrow is $5 Friday!, December 17, 2009
New Rhino Arrives, December 14, 2009
Last-Minute Visit with Santa, December 11, 2009
Julie Chimpanzee Departing, December 10, 2009
$5 Fridays at Knoxville Zoo, December 7, 2009
Penguin Discount Days, December 1, 2009

November

Santa Claus Makes Appearance, November 25, 2009
Do the Zoo for Free!, November 13, 2009
Kroger Free Day, November 9, 2009
Free Zoo Admission and Parking, November 4, 2009

October

Free Potty Monkey at BOO!, October 21, 2009
Rain Didnt Dampen Our Spirits, October 15, 2009
Bring Your Monster to BOO!, October 5, 2009

September

AZA Recognizes Knoxville Zoo with Award, September 28, 2009
Art Gone Wild Features Work of "Pigcasso", September 23, 2009
Don't Miss a Special Chance to Meet Dora the Explorer, September 18, 2009
Art Gone Wild to Feature Animal Art, September 14, 2009
Join Dora the Explorer for a Day of Adventure at Knoxville Zoo, September 10, 2009
0048 Pick up Something Fun To Do This Weekend at Kroger, September 4, 2009

August

Lions and Tigers and Trucks, Oh My! Touch a Truck at Knoxville Zoo, August 26, 2009
Knoxville Zoo Brings in Heavy Equipment for Touch a Truck Event, August 21, 2009
Elephants Helping Elephants Online Art Auction, August 20, 2009
Enjoy Your Place at the Top of the Food Chain at Feast with the Beasts, August 12, 2009
Calling All Party Animals: It's Time For Feast With the Beasts, August 3, 2009

July

National Zookeeper Week Honors the Dedication of Wildlife Ambassadors, July 21, 2009
By George, Let's Party!  George Chimpanzee Celebrates His First Birthday, July 15, 2009
Need Some Summer Adventure?  Take a Zoocation at Knoxville Zoo, July 10, 2009
Splish, Splash, It's More Than A Bath...Its a Sudsy Safari with Elephants, July 9, 2009
Knoxville Zoo Looking for Special Breed of People at Volunteer Fair, July 8, 2009
Zoo Honors Service Members with Free Admission During Salute to Service Weekend, July 2, 2009

June

Knoxville Zoo's Steve McGaffin Receives Insect Conservation Scholarship, June 26, 2009
Zoo Gorillas Receive Good Reports from Cardiac Assessments, June 16, 2009
Horton Hears a Who at Knoxville Zoo, June 15, 2009

May

Baby Marmosets Promise a Memorable Memorial Day at Knoxville Zoo, May 22, 2009
Zoo Mourns Death of Giraffe, May 20, 2009
Close Encounters of the Zoo Kind Return To Knoxville Zoo, May 18, 2009
Only a Real Villian Would Miss Superhero Saturday, May 5, 2009
Knoxville Zoo Puts Food and Beverage Policy On Hold, May 4, 2009

April

You Butter...fly Back to Knoxville Zoo's Bloomin Butterfly Gardens!, April 30, 2009
It's Time to Spring the Aldabra Tortoises at Knoxville Zoo!, April 27, 2009
Celebrate Earth Day at Knoxville Zoo's Party for the Planet, April 22, 2009
It's Whatever Floats Your Boat at the Cardboard Cruise, April 6, 2009
Party for the Planet Celebrates the Fine Art of Recycling, April 2, 2009

March

Take Your Eggs With the Easter Bunny at Knoxville Zoo, March 30, 2009
Baby Meerkats Take Cuteness to a Whole New Level at Knoxville Zoo, March 19, 2009
New Exhibit Invites Your Wild Child to Run the Zoo, March 11, 2009

February

Knoxville Zoo Partners with Minnesota Zoo's WolfQuest Video Game, February 27, 200
Knoxville Zoo Partners with Seven Islands for Invasive Weed Pull, February 24, 2009
Camp WILD Provides a Spring Break Adventure, February 19, 2009
Sarah Glass Named Red Panda Species Survival Plan Coordinator, February 18, 2009
Work for More Than Peanuts at Knoxville Zoo, February 13, 2009
Reservations Still Available for Jungle Love at Knoxville Zoo, February 5, 2009

January

Last Chance to See Reindeer at Knoxville Zoo, January 30, 2009
Knoxville Zoo Hatches Critically Endangered Tortoises, January 28, 2009