Dinosaur Egg Hunt at the zoo

Tina RolenOur Town Youth

It’s an egg hunt as epic as the Mesozoic era!
Zoo Knoxville’s Big Egg Hunt is back and this year it features life-like animatronic dinosaurs. The zoo is hosting two egg …

Zoo Knoxville loses geriatric female rhino

Tina RolenOur Town Outdoors

Zoo Knoxville is mourning the loss of one of its most iconic residents. “Polly,” a Southern white rhinoceros, was humanely euthanized on Friday due to declining health.
The 54-year-old geriatric female …

Celebrate Boo! at the Zoo

Tina RolenEast Knox, Our Town Youth

Boo! at the Zoo, Knoxville’s favorite Halloween tradition, offers 4-day weekends of spooky fun – Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 13-16, and Oct. 20-23, from 5:30-8 p.m. each day. The Zoo …

BOO! at the Zoo

Tina RolenEast Knox, Our Town Youth

BOO! at the Zoo is Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring several nights of not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition, BOO! at the Zoo is a family …

Joe the sloth turns three

Tina RolenEast Knox, Our Town Outdoors

Zoo Knoxville recently celebrated the 3rd birthday of Joe Sloth. He enjoyed a special sloth cake as well as a Facebook Live party.
Joe is a Linnaeus two-toed sloth, and his …