Privacy Policy

TERMS OF USE is owned and operated by Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ). This website is offered to the user on the condition the user accepts without modification the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. By accessing and using this website, the user of agrees to the following terms: contains material which is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by WPZ and other sources, and is protected by copyright and trademark laws. This site is for your personal, noncommercial use, and you may not modify, copy, sell, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish or license any material from this site, including code or software.

The user acknowledges that social networks, chats, blogs, conferences, guest books and any other forms of communication hosted by this website are public and not private communications. The content of these communications forums by yourself and others are not to be considered an endorsement by WPZ, and shall not be considered reviewed, screened or approved by WPZ.

All comments, guest book entries, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or information disclosed or offered to or in response to WPZ through this website shall remain the property of WPZ. By utilizing this website as a vehicle for communication, you grant WPZ a royalty free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted license to use any comments for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the author or provider of the comments.

Copyright and Trademark Notice

All contents of this website are: Copyright © Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA, USA 98103. All rights reserved. Photos are copyright of the zoo and/or individual photographers.

Woodland Park Zoo programs and products are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of WPZ or the City of Seattle.

Applicable Laws

As a visitor of , you shall abide by all applicable federal, state or local laws, including, but not limited to, areas such as libel, slander, indecency, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, obscenity, indecency, and copyright and trademark infringement.

Information on this website includes intellectual property that is protected under copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States. These applicable laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, music, sound and video samples, and other protected materials. Violation of applicable Intellectual Property Laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.

Limitations of Liability

Use of is at the discretion of the user. Under no circumstances shall WPZ, its trustees, officers, employees, members, or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that may result from the use if, or the inability to use, WPZ materials, including those consisting of this website. You specifically acknowledge and agree that the WPZ is not liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any WPZ material, or with any of WPZ's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using or visiting

Pages within this website may contain links and pointers to other websites that are maintained by third parties and are not under the control of WPZ. Accordingly, WPZ makes no representation or endorsement concerning the content of any third party website, which you shall review "as is" and use at your own discretion.


These terms of use may be modified by WPZ at any time and will be binding at the time of implementation. Users have the responsibility of reviewing this website's terms and conditions.

Privacy Policy


Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) operators of recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of the users of this website. Except when specifically and knowingly provided by you, the website user, WPZ collects no personal identifying information about individuals. The name, address and payment, if applicable, that the user might provide when using this website may be processed or disclosed by WPZ as permitted under the website's Terms of Use, of which the user agrees to upon utilizing the information and services of

Visitors to should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information such as user names or email addresses on guest books, social networking or in chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.

WPZ only collects any type of personal identifying information to the extent that it serves our legitimate business purposes both online and offline. WPZ will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information.

Your personal information will never be sold to a third party. Donor information is not traded or sold to any other organizations. This applies to information collected both online and offline. WPZ will remove your name from our mailing and/or email list at any time, at your request. Please contact us at or update your email preferences.

For questions pertaining to any of the above information, please contact


Cookie Policy

As a method of tracking the use of this website, may set and access cookies on your computer. This enables WPZ to distinguish you as a user and relate your activity to any information you may have specifically and knowingly provided to WPZ. Any such voluntarily provided identifying information, if applicable, may be used by WPZ for editorial, marketing or promotional purposes. Such identifying information, if applicable, will not be transferred to any other party unless otherwise stated at the time of collection.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website more secure, provide a better user experience, and understand how the website performs by analyzing what's working and where it needs improvement.

What types of cookies do we use?

The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories:


Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.


Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on the number of visitors, pageviews, traffic sources, etc.


Marketing cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.


These cookies are used to enable certain functions of the website to operate and to remember your preferences throughout the site. For example, to display embedded videos on a webpage.

Google Analytics Tracking Disclosure

At any time, visitors may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on found here

Donor Bill of Rights


We believe philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

© 2011, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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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