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Turkey Toss

Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

While we all get ready to mash the potatoes and whip the pie toppings, the zoo’s carnivores are lining up for a Thanksgiving meal that is truly a feast for the beasts. Watch the jaguars, wolves, grizzlies and other meat eaters tackle raw, store-prepared turkeys and see their carnivorous instincts in the raw. 

Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m. Jaguar
10:00 a.m. Lions
10:00 a.m. Asian small-clawed otters
10:30 a.m. Snow leopards
11:00 a.m. Maned wolves
11:30 a.m. Colobus monkeys
11:30 a.m. Komodo dragons
1:00 p.m.Grizzly bears
1:30 p.m. Kunekune pigs
1:30 p.m.Golden lion tamarin monkeys
2:00 p.m. Ambassador animals at Alvord Broadleaf Theater
2:30 p.m. Wolves
2:30 p.m. Meerkats

Fees: Free with zoo admission or membership.
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Orangutan 50th Birthday Party

Chinta Turns 50!

Sat. Feb. 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The zoo will shower Chinta and her fellow orangutans with gift-wrapped presents full of favorite treats, streamers, flowers and, of course, birthday cake!

Celebrate Woodland Park Zoo's oldest resident with festivities, including:

  • Complimentary cake pops courtesy of Woodland Park Zoo Board Member Kevin Schofield (while supplies last)
  • Meet ‘n’ greet with animal care staff
  • Docents with discovery stations sharing fascinating biofacts
  • Free Chinta collectible card

To show love for Chinta and orangutans in the wild, guests are invited to take a palm pledge to choose consumer products that don’t have an adverse impact on tropical rain forests and the animals that live there. In addition, guests can enter a free drawing for a chance to win a commemorative painting created by one of the zoo’s orangutans, an orangutan ZooParent Adoption package and other prizes.



Sat. March 31, 2018 
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Egg hunts, bunny encounters and treat baskets for the animals!

Schedule of Events:

Coming Soon!

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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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