Health Updates

Precautionary measures responsive to King County recommendations to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus



Woodland Park Zoo is temporarily closed to the public following the lead and directive of our state health and government officials as a measure to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in our community.

Critical operations staff, including animal care teams and other selected employees, will continue working at the zoo to provide vital care to our animals and infrastructure. All other employees will work from home if they are able or receive paid leave if their job cannot be conducted remotely.

Care is at the heart of our mission and we thank you for your understanding as we all look out for our people and our animals.



Our animals are healthy and doing well, and we continue to provide them with dedicated, professional care day in and out. Woodland Park Zoo plans ahead for the animals in our care. We currently have a surplus of essential food and medical supplies for our animals and will prepare contingencies and proactively monitor our supply chain to assure essentials remain on hand.

The zoo is temporarily closed following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
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