San Francisco Zoo & Gardens values its relationships with all media outlets, which help share the mission to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action. 

Working news media can be added to the list to receive advisories and releases, by contacting Nancy Chan at [email protected]. San Francisco Zoo & Gardens reserves the right to select media partners whose demographics and subject matter best coincides with the Zoo’s mission.

Personal Photography

Photography is welcome, but always stay safely behind any barriers and remain in the public areas at all times. Selfie sticks are never allowed to be held over barriers at any time. The Zoo does not permit photos of its animals to be sold for profit or used for any commercial purposes without prior consent.

Media Releases




June 6, 2021

Cobby, Oldest Male Chimpanzee in the U.S. and Beloved by Generations, Passes Away at Age 63


May 5, 2021 

SF Zoo Mourns Loss of Geriatric Mexican Gray Wolf 

March 30, 2021 

Thriving Wild Bald Eagle Population, Once on the Brink of Extinction

February 18, 2021 

SF Zoo Aids Heroic Sea Turtle Rescue in Texas


January 22, 2021 

New Initiative Aimed at Ending Zoonotic Disease Threats