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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


January 24, 2013


Divine Valentine’s Day treats for zoo animals


Gigi Allianic, Caileigh Robertson
206.548.2550 |

otter with heart

Woodland Park Zoo’s animals, including orangutans and river otters, will be treated to Valentine’s Day treats Saturday, Feb. 9. 

Photo: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo 


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, and heart-shaped steaks on Saturday, February 9, 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 9, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Willawong Station 10:00-3:00
Jaguar 10:00
Otters 10:30
Golden lion tamarins 11:00
Orangutans 11:00
Ocelot 11:15
Anoa 11:15
Wolves 11:30
Kunekune pigs 1:00
Goats 1:15
Gorillas 1:20
Meerkats 1:30
Penguins 1:30
Elephants 2:00
Wallaroos/wallabies 2:30
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) id="mce_marker"2.75; Child (3-12) $8.75; Toddler (0-2) free. Active, retired, and veteran 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. Parking is limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling. For bus service to the zoo, visit:


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

Before you head to the zoo, go to and check if a Rainy Day Discount coupon has been posted for the day. Discount coupons, when offered, are good for 50% off on all regular admissions to the zoo, limit four admissions per coupon. Present a printed coupon or show the coupon on your phone at the gate.


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 the Pacific Northwest and 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


Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.