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Temporary Closure

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

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Food & Beverage Update

Bunny Bounce

Rain Forest Food Pavilion will be closed from January 6 to April 9, 2020 for a refresh. It will reopen on April 10, 2020 as 1899 Grove, with expanded grab-and-go offerings. In the meantime, we’ve got you covered for food and beverage!

During the refresh, you can find tasty treats and meals at the following locations:

  • Gather + Graze Café and Wild Cup: Open daily during zoo hours
  • Pizza kiosk: Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday during zoo hours.

GROWING UP GORILLA

Gorilla Uzumma holding her new baby

Gorillas Have a New Family Member


Uzumma gives birth to her first baby on March 4

We joyfully announce the birth of a western lowland gorilla. First-time mom, Uzumma, gave birth to a boy on March 4, 2020 at 2:48 a.m.

This baby is the first between 12-year-old Uzumma and 20-year-old Kwame, who moved from Smithsonian’s National Zoo in 2018. This newborn marks the 14th gorilla birth at Woodland Park Zoo. The last birth was Yola, a female born in November 2015. The new mom and her baby are off view in the cozy, sleeping dens so they can bond in a hushed, comfortable environment and staff can closely monitor them.

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500% population increase of endangered Washington turtles, back from brink of extinction

2.2 million acres of habitat protected with global conservation partners

909,000 pounds of waste kept out of landfills annually through composting

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“Being an amphibian monitor was an amazing opportunity for me to go out into nature to collect the very data that will be used to protect the ecosystems I want to see conserved!”

Sophie Yasuda, ZooCorps teen volunteer and amphibian Monitoring Citizen Science participant

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE
The zoo is temporarily closed following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Get updates at zoo.org/health