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

Meghan Sawyer

Public Relations Coordinator


Requesting Access to Photograph or Film at the Zoo

Requests to photograph and film on the grounds of Woodland Park Zoo must be made at least two weeks in advance by contacting Public Relations staff at 206.548.2550 or

Rules, rates and requirements

Press Materials

To receive hard copies of press kits and/or other information, please call the zoo’s media line at 206.548.2550 or email

Recent Press Kits

Butterfly Garden (2016)
Banyan Wilds (2016)

Background Fact Sheets

General zoo information
Awards and honors
Botanical highlights
Education programs
WPZ history

Official Interviews

Media Representatives Only

For interview arrangements, please call Woodland Park Zoo’s media line at 206.548.2550 during weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (PST). The media line ensures that the PR Department receives your call. On weekends, please call the zoo’s business line at 206.548.2500 during regular zoo hours. Staff can locate public relations or other appropriate staff as needed.

Requesting Images

Media Representatives Only

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