Stand together for wildlife

...and start a movement for conservation


Because human impact on this planet is so profound and pervasive, all wildlife and wild places are now in our care. What will we do with that responsibility: stand by or stand up?

Now imagine what our influence can do if we choose to stand together for wildlife.



That’s why Woodland Park Zoo is on a new mission:

To save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives

It will take all of us together to make it happen...

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We must do more to save wildlife and wild places. It is time to unite all our voices and all our choices for the cause. It is time to ignite a movement for conservation. 

Already, momentum is building. Thousands of you from diverse corners of our community contributed to our new Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022. Together, this is how we'll do it:




Our devotion to conservation starts with the 1,200 animals who call Woodland Park Zoo home. The animals in our care deserve the best and it’s our promise to them that we will push the standards and lead by example to give the highest quality of transparent and ethical care.

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To ignite a movement for conservation, we must create extraordinary experiences with animals that are welcoming, accessible and relevant. Everyone needs the opportunity to learn about, be inspired by and feel hope for the cause.

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Through extraordinary experiences, community programs, and field conservation work, we will empower a movement of individuals and communities—here and around the world—to embrace and act for wildlife conservation.

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Read the complete Strategic Plan


We see a brighter future for wildlife.

We see people and animals thriving together.

We see hope for a cause worth committing our lives to.

And we see you at the heart of it.

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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