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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


June 15, 2012


Red, White & Zoo treats zoo animals to a Fourth of July picnic 

Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 |

Meerkats (shown in photo), gorillas, grizzlies and more will be treated to Fourth of July-themed treats at Woodland Park Zoo’s Red, White & Zoo on June 30-July 1

Photo Credit: Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo


Wolves, grizzlies, elephants, gorillas, orangutans, and more will nosh on a menu of star-shaped popsicles, watermelon, corn on the cob and other picnic fare in celebration of  Red, White & Zoo.

The Fourth of July-themed treats are part of the excellent animal care program at Woodland Park Zoo and the zookeepers’ ongoing efforts to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally stimulated and engage zoo visitors.


Saturday-Sunday, June 30-July 1, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Willawong Station 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.             Sloth bear 11:30
Sow bugs morning/afternoon                             Ocelots 11:45
Anoas 10:00                                                    Otters noon
Hippos 10:30                                                   Gorillas 1:00
Tigers 11:00                                                    Meerkats 1:30
Lions 11:00                                                     Grizzlies 1:30
Golden lion tamarin monkeys 11:00                   Pigs 1:30
Wolves 11:30                                                  Lemurs 2:30
Orangutans 11:30                                            
Elephants 11:30                                                


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


Red, White & Zoo is free with zoo admission or membership. Admission through September 30: Adult (13-64) id="mce_marker"7.75; Child (3-12) id="mce_marker"1.50; Toddler (0-2) Free. Active, retired, and veteran U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with disabilities receive a discount. Zoo members receive free admission year round.

Parking: $5.25. Parking is limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling. Conserving resources is one more way to help animals. For bus service to the zoo, visit:


Zoo hours May 1-Sept. 30: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily. For more information and how to become a zoo member, visit Or call 206.548.2500 or 548.2599 (TTY).


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