ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASES

2012



December 21, 2012

Christmas cones early at Woodland Park Zoo: sloth bear gives birth



December 19, 2012
Woodland Park Zoo 2013 Calendar of Events



December 12, 2012
Evergreens and wrapped boxes deck the zoo for the animals at Winter Celebration 



December 10, 2012
Holidoo, the all-natural gift that keeps on giving 



December 6, 2012
WildLights hosts Illuminated Stroller Parade



December 5, 2012
Lion cubs receive first health check-up



December 4, 2012
Zoo's Draft Annual Plan for 2013 available for public review

December 4, 2012
Statement on elephant care at Woodland Park Zoo


Lion cubs at 3 weeks old.


November 28, 2012
Woodland Park Zoo’s South African lion cubs continue to thrive  



November 27, 2012
Zoo works to stem global turtle extinction phenomenon 



November 19, 2012
Go behind the scenes at Woodland Park Zoo with Real Close tours this winter 



November 16, 2012
Lion cubs continue to thrive 



November 15, 2012
Media preview: new WildLights presented by KeyBank



November 14, 2012
Zoo celebrates Apple Cup with admission discount for Husky and Cougar fans 



November 13, 2012
Media Preview: Zoo's animal artists practice their painting 



November 9, 2012
Zoo roaring with pride over birth of lions - First birth of lions at the zoon in 20 years



November 5, 2012
Bid on behind-the-scenes animal experiences and more at zoo keepers’ Holiday Silent Auction



November 1, 2012
Turkey Toss presented by Chevron treats the zoo’s carnivores to turkey



October 30, 2012
Zoo honors U.S. military and veterans with free zoo admission on Veterans Day, November 11. 



October 29, 2012
Scarves Up Higher! Zoo announces its lineup for kicking exhibition to celebrate the Seattle Sounders FC playoff match. Sounders fans get admission discount Nov. 1-9



October 29, 2012
Educators invited to informational forum on zoo’s master’s degree program



October 24, 2012
Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service



October 11, 2012
Admission discount for the rainy day blues is back!



October 8, 2012
Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service



October 3, 2012
WildLights tickets on sale beginning October 15



September 26, 2012

Drink a beer, save a butterfly! - Pelican Pub & Brewery and its conservation partners launch Silverspot IPA -



September 24, 2012
Flamingos hatch at Woodland Park Zoo



September 21, 2012
Woodland Park Zoo’s 2012-13 fall and winter programs 



September 20, 2012
Pumpkin Bash and trick-or-treating presented by Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service



September 18, 2012
Construction begins for phase one of tiger and sloth bear exhibit complex ‒ Hundreds of guests join zoo at groundbreaking ceremony



September 14, 2012
Woodland Park Zoo earns two national awards for conservation projects



September 14, 2012
Scores of school kids to join zoo in breaking ground for major exhibit ‒ Phase one of tiger and sloth bear exhibit complex to open in 2013


 


September 12, 2012
Run wild. Save animals.  Inaugural Pumpkin Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk and free 1K Kids Dash for the zoo


 


September 11, 2012
Zoo hosts Brew at the Zoo after-hours, beer-tasting event-Presented by Union Bank

 
 


September 10, 2012
Sloth bears make their final appearance before new exhibit construction begins

 
 


August 28, 2012
Final days of summer programming at Woodland Park Zoo

 
 


August 25, 2012
Snow leopard cubs make official debut August 25

 
 


August 23, 2012
Sneak peek for press of snow leopard cubs August 24



August 21, 2012

Results are in: Warty pigs receive Visayan names from community voters

 
 


August 17, 2012

The Price of Poo: Annual Fall Fecal Fest begins at Woodland Park Zoo 

 

 
 


August 16, 2012

Cool off with the animals at Woodland Park Zoo!


 


August 15, 2012

Pigs on the Pavement.  Chalk one up in 3-D for pigs at the zoo!

 
 


August 14, 2012
 

Snow leopard cubs undergo another round of eye surgery


 


August 13, 2012

Zoo introduces new winter lights festival: WildLights presented by KeyBank



August 10, 2012
Zoo says goodbye to its last tiger 


 
 


August 7, 2012
Pigs on the Pavement 
Chalk one up in 3-D for pigs at the zoo!



August 3, 2012
Endangered western pond turtles are released to the wild



July 31, 2012
 
Rare turtles to swim their way back to the wild 

 
 


July 23, 2012
Turtle project begins another decade of regional recovery as zoo and biologists release endangered turtles to the wild 


snow leopard cub


July 19, 2012
Snow Leopard Day: Asian Wildlife Conservation pays tribute to Asian wildlife



July 19, 2012
BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru summer concert update: Los Lobos and Steve Earle and The Dukes (8/01) sold out



July 19, 2012
Updated summer happenings at Woodland Park Zoo. Three little piggies have come to the zoo: kunekunes, warthogs and rare Visayan warty pigs  Annual Jungle Party raises $1.47 million

 
 

 
July 17, 2012
Submit your ballot to name Woodland Park Zoo’s three warty pigs. Contest kicks off July 22 with a $500 grand prize Visa gift card courtesy of U.S. Bank



July 16, 2012
Zoo’s conservation partner finds snow leopard cubs in the wild ‒ First-ever video documentation of a cub den site ‒



July 12, 2012
Snow leopard cubs under veterinary care



July 11, 2012
Tasting Flight presented by Union Bank offers after-hours tasting of NW wines at adults-only event



July 9, 2012
Woodland Park Zoo soars to 20 million views on YouTube, the first zoo in the world to reach video milestone



June 27, 2012
Zoo offers Eastside shuttle for the summer and $2 admission discount for Metro riders




June 26, 2012
New kunekune pigs kick off Red, White & Zoo




June 20, 2012
Zoo closes early on July 13 for Jungle Party fundraiser



June 19, 2012
Tasting Flight presented by Union Bank offers after-hours tasting of NW wines at adults-only event



June 18, 2012
Zoo offers Eastside shuttle for the summer and $2 admission discount for Metro riders



June 15, 2012
Got a mohawk? Get free admission to the zoo in honor of warty pigs!



June 15, 2012
Red, White & Zoo treats zoo animals to a Fourth of July picnic 



June 14, 2012
Zoo euthanizes a 6-week-old snow leopard and corrective eye surgery is performed on surviving cubs



June 14, 2012
Rescued penguin named Ramon 



June 12, 2012
Rescued penguin chick to be named in honor of little hero

 



June 8, 2012
Grizzly bears scavenge a backyard birthday party at Bear Affair & Big Howl for Wolves: Pacific Northwest Wildlife Conservation presented by Brown Bear Car Wash 


 


June 6, 2012
Warty pigs Mohawk Day shaves cost of zoo admission

 
 


June 5, 2012

BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru summer concert update: An Evening with Pink Martini (8/16) sold out


 

June 4, 2012
Pike Place Fish Market to bring famous salmon toss to zoo’s grizzlies to gear up for weekend bear event



May 25, 2012
Summer Real Close tours return!



May 23, 2012
Bear Affair & Big Howl for Wolves: Pacific Northwest Wildlife Conservation. Presented by Brown Bear Car Wash celebrates our backyard wildlife



May 16, 2012
ZooPalooza presented by Carter Subaru treats families to a music festival

 
 


May 16, 2012
Zoo celebrates the birth of new conservation ambassadors: triplet snow leopards 


 


May 15, 2012
BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru summer concert update: Ziggy Marley sold out



May 10, 2012
Half price admission for moms at Mom & Me at the Zoo



May 4, 2012

New pigs to debut this weekend 



May 2, 2012

Media preview: new warthogs and rare Visayan warty pigs 



April 23, 2012
See concerts.  Save animals.  BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru summer concert series returns.



April 19, 2012
New warthogs and rare Visayan warty pigs to debut May 5



April 18, 2012
Half price admission for moms at Mom & Me at the Zoo

 
 


April 13, 2012
Zoo seeks boy who helped rescue rejected penguin egg


 


April 12, 2012
First penguin chicks of the year get a weigh-in

 

 
 


April 12, 2012
Summer happenings at Woodland Park Zoo.  Warthogs and rare Visayan warty pigs to debut in May

 
 


April 12, 2012
Take a guided Early Morning Bird Walk and discover wild, migratory birds at the zoo

 
 


April 11, 2012
First penguin chicks of the year get a weigh-in



April 10, 2012
Wild pigs coming to the zoo for the first time



April 6, 2012
Bunny Bounce & Easter Treats



April 2, 2012
Elderly snow leopard dies at Woodland Park Zoo



March 29, 2012
Spring Fling: Celebrate spring break with keeper talks and animal feedings



March 29, 2012
Sightings of baby wallaby at Woodland Park Zoo ‒ First wallaby birth at the zoo 

 



March 23, 2012
Zebra dies after experiencing sudden convulsions


March 22, 2012
Zoo unveils design plans for new tiger and sloth bear exhibits - Fundraising underway, construction to begin fall 2012



March 20, 2012
Zoo to unveil design plans for new tiger and sloth bear exhibits

 



March 19, 2012
New admission discount for the rainy day blues

 



March 15, 2012
Bunny Bounce: egg hunts for kids and Easter treats for animals

 



March 13, 2012
Zoo hosts community open house to share new tiger and sloth bear exhibit designs 



March 2, 2012
Learn how to create a backyard habitat with zoo classes this spring



February 22
, 2012
Frogs get a helping hand through a citizen “pond watch” program

 



February 21, 2012
WPZ & Cafe Vita Bring Coffee from Papua New Guinea to Seattle



February 17, 2012
Zoo Loses its Only Male Tiger 



February 16
, 2012
Rose pruning demonstration at
Woodland Park Rose Garden

 



February 15
, 2012
Leap Day: Amphibian Conservation celebrates the world of frogs 

 



February 10, 2012
Valentine's Day Treats Served



February 1, 2012
Elderly African wild dog dies of age-related complications



February 1, 2012
Zoo Announces the “Biggest Winner” of Hippo Weigh-in Contest 



January 30
, 2012
Valentine's Day Treats Served



January 27, 2012
Hippos Weigh In



January 20
, 2012
Zoo Reopens Today.



January 19
, 2012
Zoo Closed; Animals play in the snow.



January 18
, 2012
Zoo Closed Today.



January 12
, 2012
Online contest invites you to guess the weight of the zoo’s hippos – Contest ends January 27th –



January 7
, 2012
Attendance in 2011 tops 1 million for 11th consecutive year



January 6
, 2012
 Updated Woodland Park Zoo’s 2012 winter programs 

 

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