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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


February 10, 2012

Divine Valentine’s Day treats for zoo animals

Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 | woodlandparkzoopr@zoo.org

  Photo credit: Mat Hayward/Woodland Park Zoo

Animals at Woodland Park Zoo will receive divine Valentine’s Day treats on Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, such as herbal bouquets, heart-shaped steaks and more. Shown in photo is a red ruffed lemur indulging in a heart-shaped grapevine wreath.


Love will be in the air for Woodland Park Zoo’s animal ambassadors as they indulge in divine Valentine’s Day treats that are fitting for the animals such as heart-shaped ice pops, herbal bouquets, heart-shaped steaks, and more on Saturday, February 11, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The special treats are part of the zookeepers’ ongoing enrichment program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally stimulated and engage zoo visitors.


Saturday, February 11, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Jaguar 10:00
Otters 10:30
Siamangs 10:30
Golden lion tamarins 11:00
Orangutans 11:00
Lemurs 11:15
Turkey vulture 11:15
Wolves 11:30
Willawong Station 11:30
Sloth bears 11:30
Anoa 11:45
Pigs 1:00
Goats 1:15
Gorillas 1:20
Meerkats 1:30
Penguins 1:30
Keas 1:30
Lions 2:00
Elephants 2:00
Red pandas 3:00 


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 Valentine’s Day event is free with zoo admission. Admission: Adult (13-64) $11.75; 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. 


$5.25. Parking is limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling. For bus service to the zoo, visit: www.metro.kingcounty.gov.


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

For a complete map of indoor exhibits and covered areas, ask for a Rainy Day Tour map at the gates or visit www.zoo.org.

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 www.zoo.org.