A Lasting Transformation



Investing in Our Future

Explore the Old Growth Forest Initiative

Only philanthropy can help us develop sturdy financial roots that will allow us to continue serving our community for generations. Because of your investments in our endowment, we’ll be able to usher in broader community engagement and stronger resources so we can navigate tomorrow’s challenges with even greater confidence.

When you support the Old Growth Forest initiative, you are investing in these key impacts and zoo transformations:

Key Impacts




Building Our Endowment

We’re inviting our supporters to make planned gifts to have a lasting positive impact on endangered species and habitats, ensuring that Woodland Park Zoo can continue pursuing our mission for generations to come.





Elevated Programming

We’re sustaining thriving programs at the zoo, in our community, and across the globe that drive education, conservation, and animal welfare, all while delighting our visitors with memorable experiences.



Greater Resilience

We’re remaining agile and adaptive as we embark on a new chapter in our conservation leadership in a rapidly changing world.



Securing Our Future

We’re preserving our cherished zoo and the unique role it has played in our community for generations, so we can continue to unite our community around nature’s wonders and protect the incredible diversity of life on Earth.

Campaign Initiatives


Discover the Impact You Can Make

Explore ways to make a difference through the Forests for All campaign

Contact us to learn more about how you can support our endowment to protect wildlife here and all across the globe.


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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