Sunday, January 8, 2017

Woodland Park Zoo

(All images from Woodland Park Zoo)

ANIMALS & PETS

Woodland Park Zoo was one of the first to create natural looking and realistic exhibits that resembled each animal’s habitat. It has received seven awards from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums including the following exhibits: Humboldt penguin, Jaguar Cove, Trail of Vines, Northern Trail, Tropical Rain Forest, Elephant Forest and African Savanna. The zoo has also received other AZA awards for it’s "Ready, Set, Discover" programs, the Oregon Spotted Frog Reintroduction Project and the Green Award for serving as an industry leader in sustainable operations.

Founded in 1899, the Woodland Park Zoo is visited by about one million people annually. The zoo manages the largest collection of live animals in the state which includes 1,000 animals from 300 different species. 40 of those species are endangered. The zoo’s botanical garden boast of having more than 92,000 plants and trees broken down into more than 1,300 species. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, which assesses that the highest standards in animal welfare, safety, education, conservation and business practices are met.

The Woodland Park Zoo is located at 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle 98103. It is open from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily from May 1 – September 25 and 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily from September 26 – April 30.

Ticket prices (from October 1 – March 31) are $14.95 for adults (ages 13-64), $9.95 for children (ages 3-12), Toddlers between the ages of 0-2 get in for free and seniors age 65 and older can receive a $2 discount at the gate.

Ticket prices (from April 1 – September 30) are $20.95 for adults (ages 13-64), $12.95 for children (ages 3-12), Toddlers between the ages of 0-2 get in for free and seniors age 65 and older can receive a $2 discount at the gate.

For more information, visit the Woodland Park Zoo's website or call (206) 548-2500.