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All the sample images below are available as digital files for use with articles about the Santa Barbara Zoo. Digital files can be provided by email or FTP site as jpegs suitable for Web use (72 dpi), or for newspaper or magazine/book use (300 dpi).
To request images: Email Jennifer Zacharias, JZPR.
Please include the name of your publication, the ID numbers for the images you would like to receive, the format (size/resolution of file you need), and delivery option (email or FTP site). We will determine if your request meets our guidelines and respond to your email promptly.
We appreciate your interest in the Zoo! Due to the high number of requests, we can only make tours and staff available for professional press. But please feel free to make use of the information on this website for your project.
Only photographers on professional assignment are allowed free admission, but students may take photos of the animals for project use only; for resale or professional uses, please see our Filming Guidelines. Students must pay admission.
I am a blogger and would like to bring my family to the Zoo and then write about it on my blog. Do you provide passes?
Passes for bloggers/influencers are granted based on the following criteria. Blog must:
- Currently have at least 10,000 followers
- Have been in existence at least one year from date of request
- Be professionally presented and have significant amount of written content
- Focus on travel, animals, or parenting
Blog sites are reviewed to ensure that their content is in line with the Zoo’s mission, and requests can be refused on that basis. If accepted, the blogger receives one pass for themselves and one guest pass. Any additional admissions must be paid.