Press Room

The Marketing Department at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is committed to providing members of the press and the public with news relating to significant events taking place at the Zoo.

Please feel free to download our 2018 Press Kit or browse our recent press releases below.

Be sure to check back often because there is always “More To See and More To Zoo.


PRESS RELEASES (Photos can be provided upon request by emailing

January 2016

New Year, New Exhibit: Zoo's Lorikeet Aviary Reopens After Renovations

Zoo Receives Quarter Century Award From Association Of Zoos And Aquariums

December 2015

A Tiger's First Christmas

See The Lights, Feel The Force: Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Celebrates Star Wars During ZOOLights

Thandi The African Elephant Makes Her Big Debut

November 2015

Elephant Herd At Zoo Grows By One

It's A Boy! The Gender Of The Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens' First-Ever Penguin Chick Announced Today

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Ends October With Record Attendance For 28th Annual Spooktacular

Zoo Is Thankful For Birth Of Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Cub Just Days Before Thanksgiving

October 2015

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Wins Landscape Awards For Land Of The Tiger Exhibit

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens' Announces 5th Straight Year Of Record Attendance

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens' 28th Annual Spooktacular Is Preparing For A Magical, Memorable Experience

September 2015

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Receives Prestigious, National Exhibit Award For Land Of The Tiger

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Excitedly Announces Hatching Of Their First Magellanic Penguin Chick!

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Offers $5 Admission On Saturday, September 26 Thanking The Jacksonville Community For A Record-Breaking Year

August 2015

Zoo Announces Successful Hatching Of One Of The Rarest Native Snakes In United States

Record Number Of 'Patients' Seen At Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens 25th Annual Teddy Bear Affair

July 2015

The Zoo Celebrates The Return Of Goober, The Aldabra Tortoise

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Named In Top 25 Zoos In United States

June 2015

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Announces Birth Of Their First Cownose Ray Pup

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Hosts Its 8th Annual Dreamnight, An Evening Of Carefree Excitement For Children With Special Healthcare Needs

There's Something In The Water: The Zoo Continues Primate Baby Boom With Birth Of 2 Lemur Infants

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Inducted Into TripAdvisor Hall Of Fame

May 2015

The Zoo Welcomes Birth Of Second Gorilla Just In Time For Mother's Day!

March 2015

JZG Collaborates With Pizzazz Scenic For Large-Scale Creation Of Titanoboa - The Largest Snake That Ever Lived

Titanoboa Slithers Her Way To Jacksonville With Grand Opening of Exhibit This Saturday

February 2015

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Welcomes Brand New Baby Gorilla!