Explore the biodiversity of Australasia.



Australasia encompasses the wide swath of Pacific Ocean area that includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the thousands of islands of the South Pacific. The animals that inhabit this area include pouched mammals such as wallabies and wallaroos, the raucous kookaburra, colorful parrots and stately emus.

Critter Connections

Enhance your zoo visit with a Critter Connections Experience!

Next time you’re planning your visit to Woodland Park Zoo, check out Critter Connections, a new immersive and interactive zone where you can meet your favorite ambassador animals. Get up close with Skyaana the porcupine, Harry the Skunk, Buddy the owl, Freckles the bearded dragon, and so many more.

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What Animals Will You See?



Snow Leopard


Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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