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Here you will find current and archived press releases, media kits, a photo gallery and animal videos. Our Communications Manager welcomes any opportunity to assist credentialed journalists with feature stories and editorial coverage of the Philadelphia Zoo-so feel free to contact us with any story ideas or needs.
Just a few things...
Media can contact the Zoo's Communications department at 215-243-5305 or email email@example.com or Lombardo.Dana@phillyzoo.org for inquiries or photo requests. If you are on deadline and unable to contact the Communications Manager, please call the Zoo's main number at 215-243-1100, press "0" at the menu and ask the operator to page someone to help you.
All interviews with Zoo employees will be arranged through the Communications department; we are here to make your job fun & easy so feel free to contact them at anytime to schedule a meeting or interview.
As much as we love to go above and beyond to obtain great editorial coverage, quarantine areas are typically off limits --but there’s a whole zoo to explore!
The Philadelphia Zoo staff can aid with obtaining special permission to enter Zoo exhibits and off-exhibit areas- Just coordinate a visit with our Communications team and they will be sure to get you where you need to be!
To have our Communications department include you on the Philadelphia Zoo's media and/or press release distribution list, please email Lombardo.firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, title, affiliation and contact information and we will ensure you are “in the know.”
Permission is required for all photo, film or video shooting for commercial purposes at the Philadelphia Zoo, its grounds and property.
The Zoo reserves the right to determine acceptable requests and appropriate photo and film uses of the Philadelphia Zoo's facilities, animals and staff based on the safety and dignity of the wildlife collection, guest impact, pre-existing partnerships and the overall image of the Philadelphia Zoo.
Due to the amount of time associated with arranging film crew visits, we unfortunately cannot accommodate requests for school projects. If you are a student and have animal- related questions, please email our volunteer docents at email@example.com.
At least two weeks before you wish to film, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to Philadelphia Zoo, Marketing Department, 3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Anyone who wishes to film at the Zoo for commercial, non-news purposes must submit detailed information about the proposed project in writing, including:
A location fee may be charged and a certificate of general liability insurance will be required. Additional expenses may apply (such as overtime staffing and security, dressing rooms, carts, etc.) and will be the responsibility of the requesting agency or production company. All fees are due the day of the shoot.
The Zoo appreciates the many donations of photography it has received from guests and supporters. If you have a photo you'd like to share with us, please email a high-resolution file to email@example.com. Please note that your photo may be used for Zoo marketing, publications, public relations and on our website, so include proper crediting information. Thank you!
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