Media Visits to the Zoo
We welcome the opportunity to assist credentialed members of the media with feature stories and editorial coverage of the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium. In order to best serve you, members of the media interested in visiting the Zoo grounds for a story are required to make an appointment with a member of the Communications Team in order to facilitate entry into the park and make all appropriate arrangements.
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Behind our Mission
At its core the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium's mission is simply to connect others with wildlife and nature. Through education, conservation and outreach our tremendous staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a participatory, immersive and memorable experience for our guests.
Photography & Videography Policy
Permission is required for all photo, film or video shooting for commercial purposes at the Toledo Zoo, its grounds and property. The Zoo reserves the right to determine acceptable requests and appropriate photo and film uses of the Toledo Zoo’s facilities, animals and staff based on the safety and dignity of the animal collection, visitor impact, pre-existing partnerships and the overall image of the Toledo Zoo.
Toledo Zoo’s visitors agree not to commercially use any photography or reproduction in any form taken during any visits to the Toledo Zoo. Upon entrance, visitors also grant permission to the Toledo Zoo and its agent to utilize visitors’ images, likeness and/or sound recordings for the purpose whatsoever in perpetuity.
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The Communication Team is responsible for maintaining the official set of brand standards that are the basis of the Toledo Zoo identity. The Brand Guidelines document provides a visual identity for the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium.
The Zoo asks that all media outlets comply with the brand standards presented within. If additional assistance is required, please contact the Zoo’s Communication Team at 419-385-5721 ext. 2155.