December 20, 2013
Sloth bear twins turn 1 year old at Woodland Park Zoo 


December 19, 2013
Woodland Park Zoo update on elephant program deliberations


December 11, 2013
Zoo receives Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grant to expand Northwest field conservation program

December 9, 2013
Oryx is euthanized

Malayan tapir 

December 2, 2013
Malayan tapir dies at Woodland Park Zoo


November 27, 2013
Zoo’s Draft Annual Plan for 2014 available for public review 


November 22, 2013
Media preview: WildLights presented by KeyBank


November 21, 2013
WildLights presented by KeyBank kicks off November 29


November 20, 2013
Celebrate the Apple Cup with an admission discount to the zoo

November 15, 2013
2014 Calendar of Events

November 8, 2013
Woodland Park Zoo’s lion cubs turn 1 year old


November 4, 2013
Woodland Park Zoo’s lion cubs turn 1 year old


November 1, 2013
Zoo honors U.S. military and veterans with free zoo admission on Veterans Day, November 11


November 1, 2013
Baby giraffe takes first steps on the savanna. Giraffe exploring spacious exhibit, but no set viewing hours

October 31, 2013
Zoo launches Bat Cam just in time for Halloween


Elephant Task Force Woodland Park Zoo

October 22, 2013
Statement regarding Elephant Task Force final report

October 21, 2013
Red panda and otter pups kick off Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental of Washington

October 14, 2013
Educators invited to informational forum on zoo’s master’s degree program


October 11, 2013
Otter pup accidentally injured during medical procedure.  Pup recovering after successful surgery


October 11, 2013
WildLights tickets on sale beginning
November 1st


October 4, 2013
Pumpkin Bash and trick-or-treating presented by Delta Dental of Washington 

October 1, 2013
Woodland Park Zoo’s 2013-14 fall and winter programs 

September 26, 2013
Zoo’s baby giraffe dubbed Misawa. Washington State University veterinary students name the young calf


September 19, 2013
Zoo hosts Brew at the Zoo after-hours event

September 12, 2013
Otter pups make a splashy debut
3-month-old otters advancing in swimming lessons

September 5, 2013
Baby giraffe continues to grow and steal hearts

September 3, 2013
Build a backyard habitat with zoo classes this fall

August 30, 2013
Dr. Lisa Dabek nominated for Indianapolis Prize. Vies for $250K in world’s leading award for animal conservation

August 28, 2013
Statement on Elephant Task Force Expert Review Panel Report


August 15, 2013
Animal cam goes live in baby giraffe’s barn 


August 15, 2013
Crimson and gray OK, but Butch barred from zoo


August 13, 2013
Otter pups—all boys—get a clean bill of health 


August 9, 2013
Endangered turtles are released to the wild. Turtles crawling back from edge of extinction 


August 8, 2013
Newborn giraffe—Seattle’s tallest baby—is a boy!


August 7, 2013
Seattle’s tallest baby finally arrives at the zoo—giraffe born last night


August 7, 2013
Zoo and biologists releasing endangered turtles to the wild


August 2, 2013
Otter pups learning to walk, run and pounce


August 1, 2013
Zoo loses two elderly animals


July 31, 2013
Asian Wildlife Conservation Day pays tribute to zoo’s Asian animals and conservation projects abroad


July 30, 2013
Woodland Park Zoo announces Instagram and Twitter contest for ZooParents 


July 29, 2013
Woodland Park Zoo and Panthera join forces to save tigers


July 29, 2013
Zoo and biologists releasing endangered turtles to the wild


July 26, 2013
The Price of Poo - Annual Fall Fecal Fest begins at Woodland Park Zoo 


July 23, 2013
Zoo conservation and education programs essential to elephant survival

July 18, 2013
Countdown for birth: The Duchess of Phinney Ridge or The Duchess of Cambridge? Zoo’s giraffe due to give birth any day 

July 17, 2013
Woodland Park Zoo’s 37th Annual Jungle Party raises $1.65 million from generous community support  


July 11, 2013
Woodland Park Zoo’s Asian small-clawed otter pair named by community 


July 5, 2013
Seafair Princesses to cross paths with penguins and conservation in action. Seafair’s 2013 Scholarship Program for Women tour Woodland Park Zoo 


July 5, 2013
Tasting Flight presented by Umpqua Bank offers after-hours tasting of Northwest wines at adults-only event

African elephant with baby.

July 3, 2013
Statement: White House Executive Order on wildlife trafficking

July 3, 2013
Zoo’s roving animal cam spotlights wild barn swallow chicks: a migratory bird species with declining Northwest populations

Photo by Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo.

July 1, 2013
Red, White & Zoo treats animals to Fourth of July picnic fare


June 29, 2013
BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru summer concert update: Lorenna McKennitt concert (8/15) sold out

June 27, 2013
Outdoor introductions begin for 3-month-old jaguar cubs ‒ Media invited for a sneak peek

June 26, 2013
Zoo closes early on July 12 for Jungle Party fundraiser


June 19, 2013
BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru summer concert update: Huey Lewis and the News: SPORTS 30th Anniversary Tour (7/7) and John Prine with Kendel Carson & Dustin Bentall (6/23) sold out


June 18, 2013
Red, White & Zoo treats animals to Fourth of July picnic fare


June 14, 2013
Jaguar father names first-born son Kuwan 


June 14, 2013
HOOT for the HOOD honors neighbors of Woodland Park Zoo



June 13, 2013
World’s smallest otter species is at its very smallest Asian small-clawed otter pups born at Woodland Park Zoo

June 11,  2013
Jaguar father to name first-born son in celebration of Father’s Day

June 7,  2013
Grizzly bears scavenge kayakers’ camp site and backyard birthday party at Bear Affair: Pacific Northwest Conservation presented by Brown Bear Car Wash 


June 6, 2013
BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru summer concert update: Old Crow Medicine Show (6/30) sold out


June 5, 2013
Stomp, slither and stalk to Woodland Park Zoo’s 37th annual Jungle Party silent auction reception 

bear waving 

June 4, 2013
Pike Place Fish Market to do famous salmon toss to grizzlies to spotlight Saturday’s Pacific Northwest conservation event


May 30, 2013
Summer Real Close tours return!

May 30, 2013
Elephant Task Force statement


May 28, 2013
BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru summer concert update: Brandi Carlile (8/22 and 8/23) sold out

May 24, 2013
Zoo’s jaguar cubs’ personalities outweigh their 10-pound frames

May 23, 2013
Endangered red-crowned crane hatchling brings hope for wild population

May 22, 2013
Bear Affair: Pacific Northwest Conservation presented by Brown Bear Car Wash celebrates native wildlife 

May 21, 2013
Name new otters, win an ice cream party for 100!


May 7, 2013
Baby porcupine among baby sightings at Saturday’s Mom & Me presented by Verity Credit Union 


April 26, 2013
Ceremonial ribbon cutting opens zoo’s new Bamboo Forest Reserve exhibit May 3


April 25, 2013
Porcupette born at Woodland Park Zoo Zoo’s baby boom continues

Local bird 

April 24, 2013
Take a guided Early Morning Bird Walk and discover wild, migratory birds at the zoo


April 23, 2013
Half price admission for moms at Mom & Me presented by Verity Credit Union


April 22, 2013
BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru celebrates 30th anniversary - Online ticket sales begin April 26, zoo member pre-sale April 24 -


April 19, 2013
Zoo’s female patas monkey dies of cancer 

April 19, 2013
May 4 is grand opening for zoo’s new Bamboo Forest Reserve 

April 16, 2013
Media invited to sneak peek of sloth bear cubs

April 16, 2013
Woodland Park Zoo Society elephant task force

April 12, 2013
Wildlife conservation dollars add up across accredited zoos and aquariums

April 9, 2013
Summer happenings at Woodland Park Zoo

April 2, 2013
Sloth bear cubs getting ready for their public debut

March 28, 2013
Community members name Woodland Park Zoo’s lion cubs

March 27, 2013
Spring Fling: Celebrate spring break with keeper talks, animal feedings 

March 22, 2013
B.C. Man Bitten by Viper Saved by Zoo

March 18, 2013
Statement regarding death of patas monkey

March 15, 2013
Cancel your weekend plans! The lion cubs are waiting for you!

March 12, 2013
Last chance to name the cubs at Woodland Park Zoo

March 11, 2013
Bunny Bounce and Easter Treats for the Animals


March 6, 2013
Build a backyard habitat with zoo classes this spring


March 5, 2013
It’s the season of birds, flowers and the Spring Fecal Fest

February 14, 2013
Lion cubs are ready for their public appearance beginning February 16

February 12, 2013
Zoo’s new roving animal cam goes LIVE behind the scenes - Animal cam now featuring the zoo’s baby tree kangaroo

February 7, 2013
Rose pruning demonstration at Woodland Park Rose Garden

February 5, 2013
Frogs get a helping hand through a citizen “pond watch” program

February 1, 2013
Outdoor introduction sessions begin for zoo’s lion cubs ‒ Media invited to sneak peek of cubs  

otter with heart 

January 24, 2013
Divine Valentine’s Day treats for zoo animals


January 18, 2013
Surprise! Baby monitor reveals two sloth bears in recent birth


January 17, 2013
Zoo welcomes world’s smallest otter species to debut in May 

January 14, 2013
Zoo to open new exhibit, welcome new animals in 2013

January 11, 2013
Lion cubs get another exam

January 10, 2013
Zoo loses sloth bear


January 7, 2013

Zoo celebrates Seahawks with admission discount


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