MEET THE ANIMALS

Explore our exhibits to get close to more than 800 animals and 250 species—including some of the world's most critically endangered.

EXPLORE BY EXHIBIT

 


Exhibit Update


The Adaptations Building will be closed for construction beginning in November 2023 and a new exhibit experience is scheduled to open in late September 2024. The existing Komodo dragon area will remain open to visitors through most of the construction.

 

Discover the amazing animals and experiences that await you when you explore our award-winning exhibits!


Woodland Park Zoo's 92 acres is divided into bioclimatic zones, featuring different natural habitats ranging from humid tropical rain forests and coastal deserts to temperate rain forests like those of the Pacific Northwest.

CARING FOR ANIMALS

 

Ensuring Animal Wellness

Your zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and has earned the Humane Certified™ seal from the American Humane Conservation program. Our mission is to save species, and it starts with the wellness of the animals in our care. It’s not only our responsibility—it’s our passion.

A newborn giraffe, a growing gorilla, and a geriatric penguin all need something different to thrive. Whatever it takes, we’re here to ensure they get it. Husbandry, nutrition, veterinary and exhibit design experts work together to assure individualized care for every animal of every species across their lifespan.

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.


5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103   |  206.548.2500  |   zooinfo@zoo.org


Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Humane Certification