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Thrive Leadership Awards

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


About Thrive

Featuring Guest Speakers and Conservation Leadership Award Honorees
Dr. K. Ullas Karanth and Dr. Krithi K. Karanth

Guy C. Phinney Corporate Leadership Award Honoree
Microsoft Corporation

Thrive Leadership Awards is an awards dinner and fundraiser that brings together close to 300 Puget Sound region business and community leaders, as well as conservation leaders and local philanthropists, giving them an “inside glimpse” in to what makes Woodland Park Zoo a valued community asset. During this exciting evening (February 27, 2018) at the Four Seasons Seattle, Woodland Park Zoo will honor the local and international leaders who help make our wildlife conservation mission possible. Dr. K. Ullas Karanth and Dr. Krithi K. Karanth, our keynote speakers and 2018 Conservation Leadership Award honorees, have dedicated their lives to wildlife conservation in complementary ways. Originally trained as an engineer, Dr. K. Ullas Karanth changed careers to pursue his passion for wildlife. A pioneer in rigorous ecological studies of tigers and developing camera trap surveys, Karanth has also combined his science with pragmatic conservation solutions to create more space for wild nature to thrive in crowded India. Dr. Krithi K. Karanth’s research in India encompasses the complex human dimensions of wildlife conservation, including mammal extinctions, tourism trends, human-wildlife conflicts, and resource and land use change around Indian parks. This father-daughter force is blazing a path for conservation professionals the world over.

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Coming Up




presented by BECU

November 12, 2021 – January 30, 2022
4:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays (except for January 10, 2022)

An immersive experience featuring large scale animal and nature scape lanterns representing wild places from around the globe! Explore the zoo like never before with a brand-new lantern festival unlike any in the Northwest! WildLanterns presented by BECU offers a larger-than-life, immersive experience that will “wow” anyone, no matter their age!

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Year of the Tiger

Year of the Tiger

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Lunar New Year is celebrated across the globe and 2022 is Year of the Tiger! What better time to harness some positive energy into protecting this endangered species?

Join Woodland Park Zoo in celebrating tigers with talks and programs centered around its resident Malayan tigers, Azul and Bumi.

Swing by a discovery station and enjoy hands-on activities, bio-facts, and fun stories and games highlighting tigers and their habitats.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Tiger Discovery Station
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Yummy Box food truck in West Plaza
10:30 a.m. – noon Rain or Shine Play Time
11:00 a.m. Tiger Talk and Enrichment
noon–2:00 p.m. Tiger Discovery Station
2:00 p.m. Tiger Talk
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tiger Discovery Station

Year of the Tiger activities will be held at the tiger exhibit or conservation action center in Banyan Wilds, where zoo-goers can be inspired to learn how they can help save wildlife and the forest.

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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