Members of the media may contact the Communications Department  by email or by phone at 260-427-6843 with requests for interviews and information.

Press releases

Contact the zoo’s Communications Department to be added to our media e-mail list to receive future zoo press releases.

Notable moments in recent zoo history:

June 2, 2017: New Primate Babies
September 29, 2016: New Male Lion at the Zoo
September 26, 2016: Tasmanian Devils Arrive at the Zoo
April 7, 2016: Zoo Announces Loss of Bill the Lion
March 31, 2016:  Zoo’s African Lion Has Nodules Consistent with Cancer
February 9, 2016:  Zoo Invites Citizens to Participate in Conservation Project
January 20, 2016:  Zoo Reveals Gender of Penguin Chick
November 5, 2015: 2015 Attendance Breaks All Records
September 3, 2015:  Stingray Bay Opens
January 27, 2015: Tasmanian Devils Returning to Zoo
January 14, 2015: Zoo Announces 50th Birthday Celebration
November 25, 2014:  It’s a Girl!  Rare Sumatran Orangutan Born at Zoo
October 29, 2014:  Zoo Earns Sustainable Business Award
October 9, 2014:  Parkview Physicians Group Pavilions
April 22, 2014:  Australian Adventure Capital Campaign Announcement Media Kit
September 30, 2013:  Zoo Awarded Accreditation for Meeting Highest Standards
May 28, 2013:  Zoo Director Receives National Award

Complimentary media tickets

Tickets are available for members of the media who intend to share information about the zoo through a news story, blog, or other methods.


Download a Backgrounder about the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

Photo opportunities

The zoo maintains an extensive library of animal images.  Contact us and we’ll do our best to fulfill your request.

Members of the media are welcome to download and use the images below for general zoo stories. Please credit Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for all images.