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RECENT PRESS RELEASES

 

March 24, 2017
Spring Safari: African Wildlife Conservation Day pays tribute to zoo’s African animals and conservation projects abroad

 

March 23, 2017
Pregnant giraffe Tufani eating for two. Woodland Park Zoo shares update with up-close video

 

March 15, 2017
Zoo veterinarians surgically remove bladder stone from lizard that weighs less than a pound

 

March 13, 2017
First three concerts for ZooTunes lineup announced

 

March 7, 2017
Two dwarf crocodiles, survivors of zoo fire, retire to Florida! St. Augustine Alligator Farm offers displaced animals a new home

 

March 4, 2017
New otter pups ready to make their big splash. Pups getting bolder and venturing outdoors

 

March 2, 2017
Poop-ular Fecal Fest kicks off March 6

 

March 2, 2017
Zoo honors local and international heroes with conservation awards. Seattle high school student receives award and scholarship

 

February 23, 2017
“Time for the Grizzly? Bringing Grizzly Bears Back to the North Cascades” Woodland Park Zoo hosts grizzly bear recovery event

 

February 22, 2017
Rose pruning demonstration at Rose Garden at Woodland Park Zoo

 

February 13, 2017
Woodland Park Zoo giraffe now expecting. Birth window is late spring to early summer

 

February 8, 2017
Heart-shaped fish pops made with love for otters and penguins

 

February 7, 2017
Geriatric ocelot euthanized at Woodland Park Zoo

 

February 3, 2017
New otter pups get their first veterinary exam. 2-month-old pups are healthy and thriving

 

January 30, 2017
Plant a tree and watch it grow. Seattle Youth CAN hosts tree planting event

 

January 27, 2017
“Cute-o-meter” is off the charts with new otter pups at the zoo. Four Asian small-clawed otters born in December

 

January 26, 2017
Life after zoo fire: new tree frog tadpoles and lizard and turtle eggs. Assessments continue for damaged building

 

January 25, 2017
Zoo animals celebrate Valentine’s Day the wild way on February 11

 

January 18, 2017
New high tech devices successfully attract wolverines for Northwest study on carnivores

 

January 17, 2017
How will you spend your summer break? Woodland Park Zoo offers camps for kids throughout the summer Registration begins Feb. 1

 

January 12, 2017
Pigs to be added to expanded raptor flight program this summer. Community helps zoo break another attendance record

 

January 5, 2017
Woodland Park Zoo welcomes two Vice Presidents

 

December 16, 2016
Update: Fire at Woodland Park Zoo

December 15, 2016
Original: Fire at Woodland Park Zoo

 

December 13, 2016
Gotta see them all! Pokémon takes over zoo’s holiday lights festival yet again

 

December 9, 2016
Animals explore winter wonderland. First snowfall brings out curious creatures at Woodland Park Zoo

 

December 6, 2016
Holy Catfish! The Hawks are coming to WildLights! Zoo hosts special Seahawks night at holiday lights event

 

December 1, 2016
Zoo’s Draft Annual Plan for 2017 available for public review and comment

 

December 1, 2016
WildLights has spirit, how ‘bout you? Zoo hosts discounted college night at holiday lights event

 

November 29, 2016
Gotta see them all! Pokémon takes over zoo’s holiday lights festival

 

November 28, 2016
Joy, holly, wreaths and trees for the animals. Winter Celebration: Dec. 10-12, 17-19

 

November 23, 2016
Lucy the raccoon picks WSU to win the Apple Cup!

 

November 22, 2016
Zoo’s raccoon to make a pick for the Apple Cup

 

November 21, 2016
Media Preview: WildLights presented by Sound Credit Union

 

November 21, 2016
Acupuncture and massage relieve arthritis for zoo bunny. Non-invasive rehabilitation benefits animals at the zoo

 

November 20, 2016
Baby gorilla Yola turns 1 today!

 

November 16, 2016
Zoo animals team up for Sounders FC #ThisMoment

 

November 14, 2016
Earn a Master’s degree the wild way. Zoo hosts informational sessions on its Advanced Inquiry Program

 

November 4, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo’s flamingo chick needs a name

 

November 3, 2016
Turkey Toss: a feast for the beasts

 

November 2, 2016
Zoo honors U.S. military and veterans with free zoo admission on Veterans Day, November 11

 

October 27, 2016
Let it glow! Let it glow! Let it glow! Celebrate the holidays with Woodland Park Zoo at WildLights presented by Sound Credit Union

 

October 26, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo conservation program becomes UN Equator Initiative case study

 

October 25, 2016
Come to Pumpkin Bash, it’s a Zoowide Smash.  Zoo hosts weekend-long Halloween celebration

 

October 11, 2016
Snow leopards photographed for first time in Kyrgyz Ala-Too Range. Images shared by zoo’s conservation partner proves elusive species living in nature reserve

 

October 10, 2016
Creative minds tackle wildlife trafficking at first-ever Zoohackathon. Local winning solution moves on to global competition

 

October 6, 2016
Come to Pumpkin Bash, it’s a Zoowide Smash. Zoo hosts weekend-long Halloween celebration

 

October 4, 2016
Zoo hosts inaugural Zoohackathon Oct. 8-9, 2016.  Local coders and programmers to develop solutions to combat wildlife trafficking

 

September 28, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo’s flamingo chick is growing up fast

 

September 20, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo’s 2016-17 fall and winter programs

 

September 19, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo hosts second annual Youth Climate Action Summit. Event invites Seattle-area teens to take action for climate change

 

September 16, 2016
Join Woodland Park Zoo to Examine “A Hot Topic”. Expert panel convenes to discuss protecting wildlife in Washington’s wildfire country at Naked City Brewery

 

September 13, 2016
Zoo wins top national conservation award for 25-year, regional turtle recovery project

 

September 13, 2016
Hop to Brew at the Zoo for an un-beer-lievably good time.  Zoo hosts after-hours event

 

September 9, 2016
Last Chance: Visit Molbak’s Butterfly Garden. Seasonal exhibit open through September 13

 

September 8, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo calls for local coders to join inaugural Zoohackathon. Event aims to close the loop on wildlife trafficking.

 

September 1, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo hand raises flamingo chick

 

August 24, 2016
Keep rhinos horny! Zoo Keepers from Puget Sound Chapter of AAZK Host Fundraising Bowl-a-Thon for rhinos

Photo: Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo

 

August 18, 2016
Annual fall Fecal Fest kicks off at Woodland Park Zoo. Zoo Doo celebrates over 30 years of prized poo.

 

August 17, 2016
Bornean orangutans are one step closer to extinction. Zoo’s conservation partner says there is still hope

 

August 10, 2016
Summer happenings at Woodland Park Zoo. Visit the new Molbak’s Butterfly Garden: last day is Sept. 13

 

August 9, 2016
Take a walk on the wild side. Asian Wildlife Conservation Day kicks off with snow leopard enrichment

 

August 8, 2016
Native endangered turtles head back to the wild August 12. State proclaims the week of August 7 as “Western Pond Turtle Recovery Project 25-Year Anniversary”

 

August 1, 2016
Wild Asia: Asian Wildlife Conservation Day pays tribute to zoo’s Asian animals and conservation projects abroad.

 

July 28, 2016
Catch Pokémon this weekend as zoo drops Pokélures

 

July 25, 2016
Turtle power! Recovery project celebrates 25 years of protecting native turtles

 

July 21, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo’s 40th Annual Jungle Party. Event raises more than $1.46 million from generous community support

 

July 11, 2016
Geriatric siamang is euthanized over the weekend

 

July 6, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo to add new Wi-Fi on grounds. Grant from Cisco will help create great 21st century guest experiences

 

July 1, 2016
Zoo closes early on July 15 for Jungle Party fundraiser

 new WPZ logo

June 27, 2016
Molbak’s Butterfly Garden press preview June 30

 new WPZ logo

June 23, 2016
HOOT for the HOOD celebrates neighbors of Woodland Park Zoo

 

June 22, 2016
The challenge returns. Seattle Youth CAN launches second annual Summer Transportation Challenge

 

June 21, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo opens new home for butterflies to take flight. Molbak’s Butterfly Garden opens July 2

 

June 17, 2016
Zoo welcomes two new primate species

 

June 16, 2016
North America’s oldest pudu is euthanized

 

June 15, 2016
Celebrate a wild Red, White & Zoo

 

June 9, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo’s Tasting Flight offers after-hours tasting of Northwest wines and spirits at adults-only event

 

June 7, 2016
Celebrate Father’s Day at Woodland Park Zoo

 

June 6, 2016
Baby gorilla Yola is ready to meet the community. Public debut is June 7 for 6-month-old gorilla

 

June 5, 2016
PRESS PREVIEW: Baby gorilla Yola.  6-month-old gorilla to make public debut with mom and group

 

June 3, 2016
Bear sighting at backyard birthday party…nom nom! Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day presented by Brown Bear Car Wash spotlights native wildlife

 

June 1, 2016
Pike Place Fish Market returns for its famous salmon toss to kick off Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day presented by Brown Bear Car Wash

 

May 25, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo has a prickly announcement. Zoo welcomes baby porcupine, press invited to meet the baby

 Mountain Goat

May 24, 2016
Zoo euthanizes geriatric mountain goat

 

May 23, 2016
Take action on World Turtle Day to help western pond turtles

 

May 20, 2016
Today is Endangered Species Day.  Turtle hatching a symbol of hope for wildlife and plants

 

May 19, 2016
Bear sighting at backyard birthday party…nom nom! Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day presented by Brown Bear Car Wash on June 4 spotlights native wildlife

 

May 12, 2016
Calling for community participation: seeking backyard access for cameras.  New study focuses on coexistence of people and carnivores

 

May 9, 2016
Meet some of Woodland Park Zoo’s ambassador animals! Programs at zoo’s new stage are underway

 

May 6, 2016
Zoomazium leaps into double digits! Celebrate 10 years of child’s play at Woodland Park Zoo with a special weekend of birthday activities

 

April 29, 2016
Two bontebok, one savanna.  Bontebok join African Savanna exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo

 

April 27, 2016
Take a guided Early Morning Bird Walk and discover wild, migratory birds at the zoo

 

April 26, 2016
Farewell to Woodland Park Zoo’s three juvenile lions. Lions moving to accredited Oakland Zoo

 

April 25, 2016
Summer happenings at Woodland Park Zoo

 

April 22, 2016
Bond between mom and baby gorilla continues to grow. Next steps: adult male gorilla to be introduced to the baby gorilla

 

April 21, 2016
Name a butterfly, support Woodland Park Zoo. Anyone who donates to the zoo’s Annual Fund can name a butterfly in the new exhibit!

 

April 20, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo celebrates armadillo’s milestone birthday. Zoo’s three-banded armadillo turns 25

 

April 19, 2016
Zoo celebrates moms of all species Mother’s Day weekend. Half price admission for moms at Mom & Me

 

April 18, 2016
Zoo announces full ZooTunes lineup. BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru. Online ticket sales for added shows begin April 22

 

April 12, 2016
Zoo calls on community: become an otter spotter! New study focuses on otters as indicators of ecological health

 

April 12, 2016
Pucker up! Zoo’s hippo making kiss “painting” to be raffled off at Spring Safari: African Wildlife Conservation Day

 

April 11, 2016
Zoo calls on community: become an otter spotter for new study. Field scientist shows ZooCorps teens how to report wild otter sightings

 

April 7, 2016
Here’s Carson! Zoo welcomes new red panda, named after Johnny Carson

 

April 6, 2016
Meet Woodland Park Zoo’s new red panda!

 

March 31, 2016
Spring Safari: African Wildlife Conservation Day pays tribute to zoo’s African animals and conservation projects abroad

 

March 28, 2016
Additional concerts added to ZooTunes lineup

March 24, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo Picks Alejandro Grajal as new CEO

 

March 24, 2016
Geriatric orangutan passes away during examination

 

March 23, 2016
Geriatric orangutan to undergo examination

 

March 15, 2016
The baby gorilla has a name! Woodland Park Zoo announces name of baby gorilla

March 14, 2016
case / lang / veirs added to ZooTunes lineup

 

March 10, 2016
Bunny Bounce: Egg hunts for kids and Easter treats for animals

 

March 9, 2016
Tickets are on sale now for Woodland Park Zoo’s Tasting Flight Wine Event

 

March 7, 2016
Eagle the penguin has a sibling and it needs a name! Press invited for a daily weigh-in and visual checkup for the new chick

 

March 4, 2016
Annual spring Fecal Fest kicks off at Woodland Park Zoo

 

Feb. 26, 2016
Last chance to submit names for the baby gorilla!

 

Feb. 25, 2016
Open house seeks community advice on zoo’s next major exhibit

 

Feb. 24, 2016
Microsoft donates $1.8 million in cloud services and software to Woodland Park Zoo

 

Feb. 23, 2016
First three concerts on ZooTunes lineup announced

 

Feb. 22, 2016
Zoo seeks community’s advice on its next major exhibit. Take online survey or come to an open house

 

Feb. 16, 2016
The baby gorilla needs a name! Woodland Park Zoo holds contest to name its gorilla baby

 

Feb. 10, 2016
Rose pruning demonstration at Rose Garden at Woodland Park Zoo

 

Feb. 2, 2016
For the love of primates. Woodland Park Zoo celebrates Chinese New Year

 

Jan. 29, 2016
Zoo animals get Valentine’s Day treats on Feb. 13

 Zooper Camp

Jan. 28, 2016
How will you spend your summer break? Woodland Park Zoo offers camps for kids throughout the summer

 

Jan. 25, 2016
Zoo to re-open nature’s night shift, Night Exhibit, in 2018. Financing through a public-private partnership

 

Jan. 22, 2016
Getting to know you: mom and baby gorilla introductions moving along

 

Jan. 21, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo teams up with zoos to help save Borneo elephants in the wild.  Zoo alliance to boost protection for Borneo’s pachyderms and people

 

Jan. 12, 2016
New butterfly exhibit opens this summer. Zoo reports another record-breaking attendance year

 

Jan. 5, 2016
Woodland Park Zoo conservation program honored again. Grant received to expand conservation area

 

Jan. 4, 2016
Baby gorilla begins crawling. Zoo releases first video of the new baby gorilla

 

Four new otter pups at Woodland Park Zoo received a clean bill of health today during their first, hands-on wellness exam. - See more at: http://woodlandparkzblog.blogspot.com/#sthash.eUD2yLY8.dpuf
 
Woodland Park Zoo to expand elephant program and create all-Asian herd

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