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Oregon Spotted Frog

Amphibian Monitoring Program

Community scientists have joined Woodland Park Zoo to document native frog populations breeding in Snohomish and King counties. The more we learn, the better we can protect the vanishing wetlands of Washington.

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Camera trap attached to a tree

Washington Wildlife Watch

Woodland Park Zoo is excited to invite our community to help us with our wildlife research! On the Zooniverse platform, you can help us to identify the wildlife we’ve detected on camera traps in urban and wild places across Washington, as part of our Seattle Urban Carnivore Project and Washington Wolverine Project.

Participate in the eMammal Zooniverse Project
(Select the Woodland Park Zoo subproject)

Coyote Camera Trap Photo

Carnivore Spotter

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University have launched the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project to explore how mammalian carnivores, such as coyotes, foxes, raccoons, bobcats, and even cougars and bears live and interact with people across urban and suburban areas in the Seattle region. We are working with our staff, volunteers and community partners to deploy camera traps in city and county parks across the Seattle regions. We have also launched our Carnivore Spotter website where you can record your local carnivore sightings and explore sightings throughout Seattle!

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(For the best experience, please use the Carnivore Spotter in Chrome or Firefox.)

River Otter

Otter Spotter Community Science Initiative

Sentinels of Ecological Health

River otters are found in water systems all over Washington state. From 2016 to 2019, we asked for your help to spot them!

See the results

Woodland Park Zoo from the air

City Nature Challenge

Join us in a fun nature observation weekend

Woodland Park Zoo is thrilled to help mobilize people across the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area (all of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties) to join the City Nature Challenge – a nature observation event using the iNaturalist app. Help the Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan Area (including Everett, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and any place within Snohomish, King and Pierce counties!) show the world how biodiverse our region is by making observations and identifications during the City Nature Challenge!

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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.

Humane Certification
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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