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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:
Woodland Park Zoo to expand elephant program and create all-Asian herd


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Alissa Wolken
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