Woodland Park Zoo

Diversion du jour
2:39 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Woodland Park Zoo's Baby Giraffe Now Has a Name

Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle’s tallest baby now has a name.

The name of Woodland Park Zoo’s 7-week-old baby giraffe is (drumroll, please...) Misawa. 

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Diversion du jour
2:41 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Watch: Zoo Streaming Live Video from Baby Giraffe's Barn

Woodland Park Zoo

Remember Seattle’s tallest newborn who stole the city’s  heart on the day he was born?

Now you can watch the giraffe calf all day long.

Woodland Park Zoo has installed a camera inside the giraffe barn where the 6-feet-tall and his mother, Olivia, stay.

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Diversion du jour
10:07 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Watch: Meet the Tallest Baby in Seattle

Woodland Park Zoo

Say hello to the tallest baby in Seattle.

The baby giraffe was born at Woodland Park Zoo on Tuesday night. And less than two hours after coming into the world, the calf was already standing with his mom, 6-year-old Olivia, and stretching 5½ feet tall.

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zoo news
1:35 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

'Severely endangered' red-crowned crane chick born at Seattle zoo

Dennis Dow Woodland Park Zoo

An endangered red-crowned crane chick has joined the Woodland Park Zoo family.

The male chick was born on May 13 to parents Niles and Maris, both 21-year-old cranes who were donated to Woodland Park by Japan’s Kobi Oji Zoo.

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zoo news
11:51 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Meet Woodland Park Zoo's new triplet jaguar cubs

Meet the new triplet jaguar cubs of Woodland Park Zoo.

The three babies were born on Friday in what was the zoo’s first successful jaguar birth in nearly two decades.

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Zoos
2:11 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Snow leopard triplets at Woodland Park Zoo

One of the snow leopard triplets at Woodland Park
Woodland Park Zoo

Spring is in the air! First, it was a litter of endangered red wolf pups at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma. Now, Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo is announcing the arrival of three endangered, yet adorable, snow leopard cubs.

Zoo officials say the cubs were born May 2nd and are just now opening their eyes. This is the second litter for 7-year-old Helen and 6-year-old Tom. The cubs will stay secluded in their mother's den for now, but may go on public display in July.

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Zoos
1:52 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Wild pigs are in hog heaven at the Woodland Park Zoo

Visayan Warty Pigs
Woodland Park Zoo

Wild pigs are making their debut at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo this weekend. Domestic pigs have long been a fixture at the zoo's Family Farm, but this is the first time wild pigs have been on display.

Three critically endangered Visayan warty pigs are moving into Elephant Forest exhibit near the elephant pool.

Two warthogs are taking up residence in the 4.5 acre African Savanna exhibit, which also includes giraffe, hippos, gazelles, zebras and monkeys. 

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Animals
3:02 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Boy rescues penguin egg at Seattle zoo

This is a Humboldt penguin.
The Associated Press

Seattle zoo officials want to thank a young visitor whose sharp eyes helped save a penguin egg that was close to hatching.

The boy was at the Humboldt penguin exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo when he spotted an egg set on a cliff and alerted a zoo keeper.

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Animal fun
9:48 am
Thu March 29, 2012

First baby wallaby for Seattle zoo; Tiger debut in Tacoma

In a Wednesday, March 28, 2012 photo provided by the Woodland Park Zoo, a 5-month-old wallaby joey at Woodland Park Zoo peeks out of mama’s pouch. The joey is the first infant wallaby born at the zoo.
The Associated Press

A 5-month-old baby wallaby has started peeking out of its mother's pouch at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

The zoo says it's the first infant wallaby — known as a joey — born at the zoo. And, in Tacoma a tiger that the zoo there hopes will become a love interest for Jaya will be introduced to the public.

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Solar energy
5:00 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Solar power gaining momentum in Seattle

Outside the solar-powered carousel at Woodland Park Zoo, visitors can see how much power is generated and used. The solar panels on the roof have exceeded expectations in the six months since the demonstration project went online.
Bellamy Pailthorp KPLU News

From carousels to picnic shelters and libraries, solar power is becoming more commonplace in Seattle.

City Light says it has seen big growth in customer demand for alternative energy over the past decade – and small solar is one of the biggest draws. 

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Woodland Park Zoo
4:39 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Seattle zoo's grizzly bear brothers are back online

Woodland Park Zoo’s two grizzly bears are brothers named Keema and Denali and are 17 years old (2011).
Courtesy of Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo’s 17-year-old grizzly bear brothers Keema and Denali can be watched live online 24/7 through the zoo’s partnership with Ustream, an internet live streaming service.

(You can also watch the video inside)

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ENDANGERED SPECIES
11:46 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Ocelot born at Woodland Park Zoo

An ocelot, an endangered species, was born at Woodland Park Zoo on January 15. Shown here at nearly 3 weeks old, the kitten remains off view with its mother.
Jamie Welk Woodland Park Zoo

A set of new spots and striping has appeared at Woodland Park Zoo with the birth of an ocelot. The single kitten was born on January 15 at the zoo, marking the second litter between mother Bella, and father Brazil. The mother and kitten are off public view in a birthing den where they are being monitored via a web cam:

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Seahawks
3:16 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Real-life Seahawks have landed at Woodland Park Zoo

Sea eagles can have a wing span of up to 7.5 feet and weigh 11 to 20 pounds.
San Diego Shooter Flickr

Have you ever seen an actual Seahawk? No, we're not talking about Matt Hasselbeck or Marshawn Lynch here, but the natural, feathered namesake of Seattle's NFL team.


The bird's proper name is the Steller's sea eagle and two of them now are now in residence at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo. The pair, which arrived last month from the Los Angeles Zoo, have just emerged from a standard 30-day quarantine and can be seen in the zoo's Northern Trail section.

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