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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


November 10, 2011

Zoo celebrates Apple Cup with admission discount for Husky and Cougar fans

Media Contacts:
Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 |


Attention, fans of Huskies and Cougars: join Woodland Park Zoo in celebrating the Apple Cup with a visit to Woodland Park Zoo and an admission discount. From Nov. 21 through Nov. 27, wear any garb from University of Washington or Washington State University, such as a jersey, sweatshirt, hat or gloves, and receive 50% off zoo admission. Or, show a valid student ID from either university.

The admission discount applies only to the child or adult wearing the university sportswear and is not to be combined with other discounts or promotions.

Cheer for the Cougars or Huskies by coming to the zoo on Nov. 22,

11:00 a.m., when Chai, the zoo’s 32-year-old female Asian elephant, makes her pick to win the Apple Cup. Last year, Chai picked the Huskies to win the Apple Cup. Will she make another correct back-to-back prediction?


Apple Cup zoo admission discount: Monday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 27 Apple Cup pick by elephant Chai: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 11:00 a.m.


Enter Woodland Park Zoo through the West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. or South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.

The elephant Apple Cup pick on Nov. 22 will take place outdoors at the zoo’s Elephant Forest


Take 50% off regular zoo admission by wearing apparel from UW or Wazzu, or presenting a valid student ID: Adult (13-64) $11.50; Child (3-12) $8.50; Toddler (0-2) Free. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year-round. Parking: $5.25. 


Zoo fall/winter hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily

Woodland Park Zoo is fun all year round. Encounter waddling penguins that aren't from a land of ice, but from a desert by the sea at the Humboldt penguin exhibit. For $5, feed the penguins a handful of tasty fish and experience these endangered birds hand to beak. Feedings are 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. daily through April 1 at an enclosed area of the penguin exhibit.

A number of indoor exhibits and covered areas help you escape the wet weather. Ask for a Rainy Day Tour map at the gates or visit And, don’t forget to seek dry, warm shelter and sustenance in the Rain Forest Food Pavilion. For extraordinary gifts and zoo souvenirs, take a global shopping expedition at the ZooStores, located at the South and West Entrances.

For more information or to become a zoo member, visit or call 206.548.2500 or 548.2599 (TTY),

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in Washington state and in 50 countries around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit