About the Zoo

We are a non-profit zoo dedicated to saving animals and habitat.

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Mission

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

About Woodland Park Zoo

Founded in 1899, Woodland Park Zoo has sparked delight, discovery and unforgettable memories for generations of Northwest families. People who experience the wonders of the natural world are inspired to protect it. That's why every year we lead more than 1 million people on a journey that inspires a lifelong love of animals, makes science come alive, and gives people the tools to take conservation action.

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Board of Directors


Meet the community leaders who guide Woodland Park Zoo's mission and vision.

See the current Board

Executive Leadership Team


Read the biographies of the executives who make up the zoo's leadership team.

Meet the leaders

Reports and Finances


Follow the zoo's annual plans and accomplishments.

Browse available reports

Neighbors


Woodland Park Zoo is part of a vibrant community. Explore programs and news for zoo neighbors. 

Learn more about zoo neighbor news

Zoo History


See how Woodland Park Zoo has transformed since opening in 1899.

Read a brief zoo history

Awards


Woodland Park Zoo's animal exhibits, conservation and education programs are among the most highly rewarded across the nation.

See a select list of awards

Our Mission

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

 

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Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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