Press Room

Find recent press releases and submit media inquiries.



Media requests for interviews, information or images, or requests to be added to Woodland Park Zoo's media distribution list, should be arranged through Woodland Park Zoo Public Relations:

Gigi Allianic

Senior Public Relations & Communications Manager

Craig Newberry

Public Relations Specialist


Request Access to Photograph or Film at the Zoo

Looking to include the Zoo in your next film or photo project?

Rules, rates and requirements

Working press on verifiable assignments may contact Public Relations staff at All others must complete one of the two forms below. Due to the volume of requests, initial responses may take up to five business days.


Press Materials

To receive hard copies of press kits and/or other information, please call the zoo’s media line at

Recent Press Kits

Butterfly Garden (2016)
Banyan Wilds (2016)

Background Fact Sheets

General zoo information
Awards and honors
Botanical highlights

Requesting Images

Media Representatives Only

For access to official zoo images for media use, please contact us at



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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