Woodland Park Zoo
Tell us a bit about the Woodland Park Zoo?
Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act. For more than 110 years, Woodland Park Zoo has been a cherished community resource and a unique urban oasis. Generations of Puget Sound families have come to the zoo to marvel at the animals and be inspired by the peaceful and beautiful surroundings.
What are some fun facts that people usually don’t know about the zoo?
The zoo manages the largest live animal collection in Washington state, with 1,000 animals, representing more than 300 species, including 40 endangered and 17 threatened or vulnerable animal species.
Oldest animal in the zoo?
The oldest animal at the zoo is a yellow-spotted Amazon river turtle at 48 years old, living in the zoo’s Day Exhibit.
Who’s the funniest and goofiest animal in the zoo?
This typically varies from guest to guest. Some visitor favorites are our Humboldt penguins, otters, grizzlies and elephants. We encourage you to pay a visit the zoo and decide for yourself!
Any special events for the summer?
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For more information: http://www.zoo.org
Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo and Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo