Oct. 7, 2015

Endangered Oregon spotted frogs released into wild. Final release for collaborative program


Oct. 1, 2015

Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental of Washington. Zoo wide smash offers fun for kids and animals


Sept. 30, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo’s 2015-16 fall and winter programs


Sept. 29, 2015

Yes Youth CAN!   Woodland Park Zoo hosts summit for Seattle Youth Climate Action Network


Sept. 24, 2015

You’re gonna hear me pour. Learn about big cats facing big challenges at Naked City Brewery. 


Sept. 21, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo wins several awards at national AZA conference


Sept. 18, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo bids farewell to Misawa


Sept. 16, 2015

Hop to Brew at the Zoo for an un-beer-lievably good time.

 Ring Tailed Lemur

Sept. 14, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo shows some lemur love. Zoo celebrates popular primates with contest and special events

Sept. 2, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo’s Historic Carousel reaches millionth token milestone

Sept. 1, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo celebrates today’s readers, tomorrow’s leaders. Zoo partners with Seattle Public Library to celebrate 96th annual Summer of Learning program


Aug 19, 2015
Woodland Park Zoo’s Lisa Dabek nominated for Indianapolis Prize. Recognized for outstanding leadership in wildlife conservation.


Aug 17, 2015
The trees are alive with the sound of siamangs. Zoo welcomes new male siamang.


Aug 12, 2015
Gorilla recovering from surgery at Woodland Park Zoo. More than 25 medical specialists donate their expertise.


Aug 10, 2015
When it comes to hand raising, it takes a village and a mob. Zoo successfully hand raises wallaroo joey.


Aug 8, 2015
Male gorilla to undergo sinus surgery. Medical specialists team up with zoo to perform surgical procedure


Aug 6, 2015
Annual fall Fecal Fest kicks off at Woodland Park Zoo. Zoo Doo celebrates 30 years of prized poo!


Aug 5, 2015
Endangered native turtles to be released to the wild.


Aug 3, 2015
Come see where the Banyan Wild things are.   Asian Wildlife Conservation Day kicks off with tiger and sloth bear enrichment


July 31, 2015
Challenge accepted.  Seattle Youth CAN launches Summer Transportation Challenge


July 21, 2015
Zoo celebrates milestone 50th penguin hatching. Number 49th and 50th chick get a weigh-in.


July 15, 2015
Woodland Park Zoo’s 39th Annual Jungle Party breaks record.

 Ring Tailed Lemur

July 14, 2015
New ring-tailed lemurs settle in and move it, move it


July 13, 2015
Asian Wildlife Conservation Day pays tribute to zoo’s Asian animals and conservation projects abroad


July 10, 2015
Zoo announces new Vice President of Development


July 9, 2015
Red panda undergoing ultrasound exams to verify pregnancy


July 6, 2015
Zoo’s first hooded crane chick fostered by hooded crane pair


July 2, 2015
Zoo’s hooded cranes foster a special delivery


July 1, 2015
A picnic basket fit for red ruffed lemurs at Red, White & Zoo


June 30, 2015
Red, White & Zoo kicks off with watermelons for hippos


June 29, 2015
Zoo closes early on July 10 for Jungle Party fundraiser


June 26, 2015
Woodland Park Zoo’s animals keep cool in the heat with icy treats


June 24, 2015
Tasting Flight presented by Fred Meyer and QFC offers after-hours tasting of Northwest wines and spirits at adults-only event


June 23, 2015
HOOT for the HOOD celebrates neighbors of Woodland Park Zoo


June 22, 2015
Celebrate a wild Red, White & Zoo - Featuring KCTS 9 Kids Day


June 19, 2015
Celebrate World Giraffe Day with giraffe feeding


June 16, 2015
“Castle” actor Jon Huertas visiting zoo as new ambassador for North American carnivores

 WP Rose Garden 2

June 11, 2015
Stop and smell the roses Woodland Park Zoo’s Rose Garden reaches color peak during summer

 Ring Tailed Lemur

June 9, 2015
They like to move it move it. Ring-tailed lemurs return to Woodland Park Zoo


June 5, 2015
Zoo President and CEO resigns. Statement by Zoo Board of Directors Chair Laurie Stewart


June 5, 2015
“Hey Boo Boo, let’s go steal some pic-a-nic baskets!” Bears raid a “backyard picnic” at Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day presented by Brown Bear Car Wash


June 4, 2015
Major Boeing Grant to Boost Underserved Students’ Access to High-Quality STEM Educational Programs


June 3, 2015
Zoo says goodbye to pair of elderly colobus monkeys. The couple was among the oldest colobus in North America


June 2, 2015
Pike Place Fish Market salmon toss kicks off Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day presented by Brown Bear Car Wash


May 28, 2015
“Hey Boo Boo, let’s go steal some pic-a-nic baskets!” - Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day presented by Brown Bear Car Wash pays tribute to backyard wildlife

May 22, 2015
Zoo mourns the loss of grand matriarch gorilla Nina.  Elderly animal was zoo’s oldest female gorilla 


May 20, 2015
Prickly porcupine born last week at Woodland Park Zoo. Press invited to a weigh-in session


May 15, 2015
Tiger statue sponsored by Seattle Seahawks gets unveiled May 18


May 14, 2015
Woodland Park Zoo welcomes two new river otters


May 13, 2015
Oklahoma City Zoo announces arrival of Asian elephants


May 12, 2015
Elephants Chai and Bamboo continue their journey to Oklahoma City Zoo


May 08, 2015
Court denies motion for temporary restraining order


May 01, 2015
Letter from Jane Goodall regarding Bamboo and Chai


April 29, 2015
Ribbon cutting opens new Banyan Wilds exhibit May 2. Tigers and sloth bears return to the zoo


April 28, 2015
Peanut butter balls a hit for Woodland Park Zoo elephants at San Diego Zoo


April 24, 2015
Half price admission for moms at Mom & Me at the Zoo


April 24, 2015
Take a guided Early Morning Bird Walk and discover wild, migratory birds at the zoo


April 23, 2015
Summer happenings at Woodland Park Zoo


April 23, 2015
Woodland Park Zoo’s COO available to answer questions about the elephant move


April 22, 2015
Woodland Park Zoo elephants continue to do well at San Diego Zoo

April 20, 2015
Woodland Park Zoo elephants are resting at San Diego Zoo


April 20, 2015
The new Banyan Wilds exhibit opens to the community May 2. Tigers and sloth bears return to the zoo!

April 17, 2015
Inclement weather reroutes Woodland Park Zoo elephants to San Diego Zoo

April 15, 2015

Elephants are on the road to Oklahoma City Zoo


April 15, 2015

Appeal is denied for federal preliminary injunction.  Statement from Dr. Deborah Jensen, President and CEO of Woodland Park Zoo


April 13, 2015

Tiger art tour and #ihearttigers contest kick off celebration for new Banyan Wilds exhibit.

Tiger statues premiere April 16 at Space Needle


April 8, 2015

New maned wolves make their debut at Party for the Planet


April 3, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo wins preliminary injunction lawsuit


April 2, 2015

New maned wolves headline Party for the Planet at Woodland Park Zoo

Photo credit: Ron Settle/Greensboro Science Center


March 27, 2015

Zoo extends public comment period in auditorium for March 31 board meeting


March 26, 2015

Stripes and claws return to new exhibit at the heart of the zoo. Banyan Wilds opens May 2, 2015


March 13, 2015

Bunny Bounce: Egg hunts for kids and Easter treats for animals


March 13, 2015

A special delivery from FedEx: three tigers! Tigers will make their debut May 2 in new exhibit


March 6, 2015

Annual spring Fecal Fest kicks off at Woodland Park Zoo. Zoo Doo celebrates 30 years of prized poo


March 5, 2015

Zoo loses elderly river otter


Feb 27, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo’s elephants Bamboo and Chai to join an elephant family at Oklahoma City Zoo


Feb 18, 2015

Photo Op: Zoo hosts a birthday party for its senior apes Twin orangutans and gorilla mates turn 47


Feb 13, 2015

Zoo hosts a birthday party for its senior apes Twin orangutans and gorilla mates turn 47


Feb 11, 2015

Rose pruning demonstration at Rose Garden at Woodland Park Zoo


Feb 5, 2015

Zoo’s conservation scientist awarded new Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science


Feb 3, 2015

Zoo animals are feeling the love…

 Asian Small Clawed Otter

Jan 30, 2015

Zoo’s Mini Legion of Boom raises the 12 Flag for Super Bowl


Jan 30, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo teens kick off new Seattle Youth Climate Action Network by planting 100 trees along Seattle’s Burke-Gilman trail


Jan 29, 2015

Community helps Woodland Park Zoo’s lions name their cubs


Jan 27, 2015

Lion cubs’ parents to name two cubs at Woodland Park Zoo


Jan 21, 2015

Zoo extends public comment period in auditorium for Jan. 27 board meeting


Jan 15, 2015

Zoo ushers in the New Year with record-breaking attendance in 2014

Jan 15, 2015

Educators invited to informational forum on zoo’s Master’s degree program

Cortez the penguin takes it to the next level, waving his flag for all the 12s out there.

Jan 14, 2015

Admission discount for Seahawks fans during playoff run

 Cortez the penguin takes it to the next level, waving his flag for all the 12s out there.

Jan 13, 2015

Lion cubs rushing the field for Seahawks 2014 playoff run


Jan 12, 2015

Cast your vote to name the lion cubs at Woodland Park Zoo


Jan 7, 2015

Lion cubs take their first steps outdoors. Viewing schedule is unpredictable as outdoor introductions continue.


December 31, 2014

Zoo admission prices increase January 1. Tigers return in 2015 with a state-of-the-art exhibit at the heart of Woodland Park Zoo


December 23, 2014

Reward Increased to $20,000 in Killing of Endangered Wolf in Washington


December 18, 2014

New red panda arrives at Woodland Park Zoo


December 17, 2014

Zoo says goodbye to “singing” siamang

 Partula snail

December 15, 2014

Shells and scales: three animals you’d never notice unless they were gone


December 5, 2014

Triplet lion cubs get first health check-up


December 2, 2014

Deck the zoo with boughs and presents for the animals at Winter Celebration


December 1, 2014

Zoo’s Draft Annual Plan for 2015 available for public review


November 19, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo to phase out its elephant program


November 17, 2014

WildLights presented by KeyBank kicks off November 28


November 14, 2014

Conservation Groups Offer $15,000 Reward After Endangered Wolf Killed in Washington

Photo credit: Western Transportation Institute


November 10, 2014

Turkey Toss for the beasts and last chance to see the cheetahs before they return home


November 8, 2014

Animals are Ready to Rave for Seattle Sounders FC


November 7, 2014

2-week-old lion cubs are getting bigger…and cuter


November 6, 2014

Endangered Oregon spotted frogs released into wild through collaborative program to help save the amphibians


November 3, 2014

Statement regarding USDA inspection report


October 29, 2014

ZOOBIQUITY 2014 CONFERENCE AT UW AND WOODLAND PARK ZOO: Human and Animal Medicine Converge In One Health Approach to a Changing Global Environment.


October 28, 2014

Zoo honors U.S. military and veterans with free zoo admission on Veterans Day, November 11.



October 25, 2014

Zoo celebrates the birth of three African lions.


October 23, 2014



October 15, 2014

Hippos and meerkats chomp on and romp with pumpkins to kick off Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental of Washington.


October 15, 2014

WildLights tickets on sale beginning November 3.


October 14, 2014

Educators invited to informational forum on zoo’s Master’s degree program.

October 7, 2014

Zoo receives necropsy report for elderly African elephant Watoto.


October 3, 2014

Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental of Washington. Featuring Boomazium presented by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.


October 2, 2014

Treatment continues for Woodland Park Zoo’s aging silverback Vip.


September 25, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo’s 2014-15 fall and winter programs.


September 22, 2014

Today is Elephant Appreciation Day. Shown in photo are village game scouts who serve as anti-poaching patrol sponsored by the Tarangire Elephant Project in Tanzania, a field conservation project of Woodland Park Zoo

Photo credit: Boniface Osujaki/Tarangire Elephant Project


September 19, 2014

Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program awarded United Nations Equator Prize and AZA International Conservation Award.


September 18, 2014

Zoo’s oldest gorillas receive care for age-related health conditions.


September 17, 2014

Zoo celebrates a third flamingo hatching this year.

September 16, 2014

AZA grants Woodland Park Zoo seventh consecutive accreditation.


September 15, 2014

Zoo adds more solar power. State’s largest community solar project is underway on Phinney Ridge.


September 08, 2014

Zoo hosts Brew at the Zoo after-hours event.


September 03, 2014

Northwest frog receives federal protection under Endangered Species Act.


August 27, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo gorilla recovering from successful surgical procedure.


August 25, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo asks community to remember African elephant Watoto.


August 22, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo will be holding a press conference today at the zoo’s ARC near the West Entrance at N. 55th St. & Phinney Ave. N.

With great sadness, Woodland Park Zoo regretfully announces the unexpected passing of 45-year-old African elephant, Watoto, who was humanely euthanized late Friday morning.


August 20, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo’s 35-year-old silverback gorilla, Vip, will undergo a diagnostic procedure for treatment of a chronic sinus infection.

August 19, 2014

Get your hands on the most desired poop in Seattle. Woodland Park Zoo’s fall Fecal Fest is right around the corner.


August 15, 2014

Last week, the population of western pond turtles in the state of Washington got another bump in growth.


August 15, 2014

Now through September 1, Woodland Park Zoo keepers will launch a moving, speeding target in the new cheetah exhibit.


August 12, 2014

Elephant joins the herd to help end the ivory trade. More than 3,000 signed pledges are collected from the community.


August 5, 2014

Elephant signs a pledge to help save wild cousins from extinction.


August 5, 2014

On August 8, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Woodland Park Zoo will release more than 130 western pond turtles to a protected recovery site. The press is invited to the release site in Lakewood, Wash.


August 4, 2014

Male orangutan Towan is brushing up on his painting to create colorful, original artwork to be raffled off during Woodland Park Zoo’s annual Asian Wildlife Conservation Day on Saturday, August 9.


July 28, 2014

Zoo and biologists gear up for annual release of endangered turtles to the wild.


July 25, 2014

A 7-year-old male named Waldo, is undergoing physical rehabilitation to help alleviate pain and improve his range of motion.

July 22, 2014

On July 24, former Seattle Mayor Charles Royer will join Woodland Park Zoo in honoring Armstrong at a ceremony by dedicating a bench, a commemorative plaque and Gold Medal Rose bushes in Woodland Park Zoo’s Rose Garden.


July 16, 2014

Celebrating South American wildlife, Woodland Park Zoo’s 38th Annual Jungle Party drew more than 1,000 civic-minded business and community leaders.


July 11, 2014

Ceremony commemorates 30th anniversary of Debbie Armstrong’s 1984 Olympic gold medal Roses and bench to be dedicated in her honor.


July 7, 2014

Uncork some of the Northwest’s finest boutique wines at Woodland Park Zoo’s after-hours, adults-only wine event, Tasting Flight presented by KeyBank.


July 2, 2014

Gregg Allman has canceled his performance at BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru scheduled for Wednesday, July 2.


July 1, 2014

In Africa, 96 elephants are slaughtered a day by poachers to meet the consumer demand for elephant ivory.

June 26, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo will close at 3:00 p.m. instead of its normal 6:00 p.m. time on Friday, July 11 for its 38th annual Jungle Party.

June 24, 2014

Sloth bear mother Tasha and 18-month-old cubs Randhir and Kushali will make their final appearance July 6 before construction begins to rebuild their home in the zoo’s new Asian tropical forest exhibit complex.

June 18, 2014

The first World Giraffe Day will pay tribute to the tallest and longest-necked animal on the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, Saturday, June 21.


June 18, 2014

The Fourth of July-themed treats are part of the excellent animal care program at Woodland Park Zoo


June 16, 2014

Join Woodland Park Zoo in honoring its neighbors from Fremont to Phinney, and Green Lake to Wallingford at HOOT for the HOOD: a neighbor appreciation.


June 5, 2014

Grizzly bears Keema and Denali will bring wedding crashing to a whole new level when they ransack a backyard wedding reception (with no human guests, of course).


June 5, 2014

Moving a giraffe is one tall order, but animal management staff at Woodland Park Zoo know just how to handle it.


June 3, 2014

Pike Place Fish Market will bring its world-famous salmon toss to Woodland Park Zoo’s grizzly bear brothers on June 5 to help kick off the very popular Bear Affair!


June 2, 2014

An Edwards’s pheasant has hatched at Woodland Park Zoo, marking the first hatching of this species for the zoo. This pheasant is believed to be extinct in the wild.


May 30, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo's female porcupette, Marty, welcomes the weekend with a twig and wiggle in the zoo's recent YouTube video

Watch the video!


May 27, 2014

Streaming live from the zoo’s African school house, the Savanna Cam pans the north end of the plains exhibit 24/7

 snow leopard cubs

May 23, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo’s snow leopard sisters are on the move to California

May 21, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo’s annual Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation presented by Brown Bear Car Wash.


May 16, 2014

Hatching of rare turtle species is the first for Woodland Park Zoo.


May 9, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo welcomes the additions of two new babies, a wallaby and a wallaroo.


April 29, 2014

Summer happenings at Woodland Park Zoo

April 25, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo introduces a pair of cheetahs, the fastest land mammals in the animal kingdom, in a new, temporary exhibit opening May 1.


April 25, 2014

Moms will be honored with half-price admission on Saturday, May 10 to Woodland Park Zoo’s 24th annual Mom & Me at the Zoo presented by Verity Credit Union!


April 25, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo has a new king on the savanna, a male South African lion named Xerxes (zurk-seez). And a new baby on the block, a female North American porcupine, known as a porcupette.


April 24, 2014

In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, take a guided tour of zoo grounds with a keeper and learn firsthand about the wild birds that call Woodland Park Zoo home.


April 23, 2014

Asian small-clawed otter pups make their debut with family.


April 21, 2014

BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru returns with another exciting lineup. The popular concerts are held outdoors on the vast, picturesque North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo. The new season kicks off June 18!


April 17, 2014

Fastest land mammal on Earth hightails it to Woodland Park Zoo. New cheetah exhibit debuts May 3


April 11, 2014

Spring is here but the forecast for April 15 points to a one-hour stretch of snow at Woodland Park Zoo!


April 1, 2014

Hop, skip and bounce to Woodland Park Zoo for egg hunts on the North Meadow and Easter-themed treats for the zoo’s animal residents at the 13th annual Bunny Bounce.


March 28, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo to expand elephant program and create all-Asian herd.

Supplemental Material: Questions and Answers

March 25, 2014

Transform trash into treasures for the zoo’s Upcycle Wild Craft Contest.

March 25, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo is throwing a party for the planet April 5-13 to celebrate our world and its wondrous gifts of nature and wildlife.

March 21, 2014

To celebrate their big day, the cubs will be treated to festive birthday piñatas scented with their favorite, most enticing spices.

March 20, 2014

Four new otter pups at Woodland Park Zoo received a clean bill of health today during their first, hands-on wellness exam.

March 12, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo announced the conclusion of its More Wonder More Wild Campaign which surpassed its $80 million goal by more than $3.5 million. The eight-year campaign is the largest in the zoo’s history.

February 26, 2014

For tips on pruning roses, using proper tools and more, come to the Rose Garden at Woodland Park Zoo for the annual rose pruning demonstration hosted by the Seattle Rose Society.

February 24, 2014

Get your hands on the most desired poop in Seattle. Woodland Park Zoo’s spring Fecal Fest is right around the corner.

February 11, 2014

Zoo announces birth of Asian small-clawed otters New pups represent second litter in less than a year

February 7, 2014

Escape the cold, join Woodland Park Zoo for Winter Jamboree presented by The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition

February 7, 2014

Teensy Tahitian snails settle into new digs
Endangered snails are extinct in the wild 

February 6, 2014

Journey to Kenya with Woodland Park Zoo’s Chief Operations Officer
Trip informational session takes place February 13 at Woodland Park Zoo

February 4, 2014

Farewell to Woodland Park Zoo’s four lion cubs. Cubs moving to accredited zoos as part of conservation breeding program


January 30, 2014

Zooper Bowl: Otter pups named after the Legion of Boom, #Tallest12, and wager with Denver Zoo

January 23, 2014

Divine Valentine’s Day treats for zoo animals

January 22, 2014

Frogs get a helping hand through a citizen “pond watch” program

January 21, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo celebrates record attendance in 2013, its best year ever

January 15, 2014

Zoo’s “wild” fans join the 12th Man

January 8, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo “Is In!” Zoo kicks off admission discount for the 12th Man



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