Woodland Park Zoo announces Lauri Hennessey as VP of Communications and Public Affairs; Sarah Valentine as VP of Development

SEATTLE, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo is pleased to announce its new Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Lauri Hennessey, and new Vice President of Development, Sarah Valentine. Lauri Hennessey, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Hennessey joined the zoo in December 2016. She oversees government relations, public relations, digital… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo: First-ever Zoohackathon for tackling the global wildlife trafficking crisis

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the weekend, Woodland Park Zoo and leading conservation technology zoos in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Asia/Pacific served as host sites for the first-ever Zoohackathon, an event that culminated with winning solutions for tackling the global wildlife trafficking crisis. The winning solution at Woodland Park Zoo has been… Read the full press release

Weekend-long Halloween celebration at Woodland Park Zoo, October 29-30

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Hippos, grizzlies, penguins, and other animals will gobble, smash and play with pumpkins while trick-or-treating, carved Funkin displays, and other spook-tacular activities await little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s weekend-long Halloween celebration, Pumpkin Bash. Zoomazium, the zoo’s indoor nature play space, will be transformed into… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network invite teens to attend the second annual Youth Climate Action Summit on October 2

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Event invites Seattle-area teens to take action for climate change WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN) will host the second annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Sunday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seattle-area teens are invited to attend the… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo to drop Pokélures across the zoo this Saturday and Sunday

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Visit Woodland Park Zoo and fill up your Pokédex when the zoo drops Pokélures across the zoo this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The zoo has 35+ Pokéstops and fan favorites to catch including Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Eevee and Kakuna. Hint: While exploring the zoo’s… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo welcomes its newest additions — six male François’ langurs and two white-faced saki monkeys

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo is excited to welcome its newest additions, six male François’ langurs and two white-faced saki monkeys (one male, one female). The all-male troop of François’ langurs includes Ding, 17, Yaya, 5, Tang and Petey, 4, Zhang, 3, and Bouncy, 2. The troop was transferred from… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo celebrates Independence Day with Fourth of July-themed picnic for the animals

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: It’s a Fourth of July picnic—animal style—for orangutans, grizzlies, otters, and more as Woodland Park Zoo’s animal residents indulge in star-shaped popsicles, watermelon, corn on the cob, and other picnic favorites at Red, White & Zoo June 30 and July 1. The Fourth of July-themed treats… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo celebrates Mother’s Day with half-price admission for moms on Saturday, May 7

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — WHAT: Celebrate Mother’s Day at Woodland Park Zoo with the 26th annual Mom & Me on Saturday, May 7. Moms receive half-price admission to the zoo on the day of the event! The Northwest family tradition features a day of fun for moms and families on the North… Read the full press release

Help name a baby gorilla at Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo holds contest to name its gorilla baby SEATTLE, 2016-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo is seeking your help in naming its new baby gorilla. The winner will receive a variety of great gifts from the zoo, including a chance to visit the gorilla up-close! To enter, participants must choose… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo to re-open Night Exhibit in 2018

SEATTLE, 2016-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo is planning to re-open a new and renovated Night Exhibit in two years, bringing back a gallery of exhibits with nocturnal animals—animals that are primarily active during the night. The zoo closed the doors to the popular exhibit of nature’s night shift in the wake of… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo’s the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program receives $2.6 million from the Global Environment Facility

SEATTLE, 2015-11-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo’s international field conservation initiative, the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP), will receive $2.6 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support its efforts to protect endangered species and improve the… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo: Turkey Toss for the beasts on Saturday, November 21, 2015

SEATTLE, WA, 2015-11-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo: Turkey Toss for the beasts on Saturday, November 21, 2015 WHAT: It’s a feast for the beasts when a handful of Woodland Park Zoo’s animals, such as Komodo dragons, snow leopards, and wolves, chow down on raw, store-prepared turkeys or other autumn-themed treats. The… Read the full press release

Duet of singing siamangs is back at Woodland Park Zoo

Siamang pair graces the neighborhood with their first song SEATTLE, 2015-10-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The sweet duet of singing siamangs is back at Woodland Park Zoo after nearly a year of silence from the tree tops. The pair of siamangs, 29-year-old male Sam and 35-year-old female Briony (brye-o-nee), were introduced to each other a couple… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network will host first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Oct.10

Seattle, WA, 2015-9-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network will host first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Oct.10 WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN) will host the first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m…. Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo’s conservation scientist Lisa Dabek, Ph.D. nominated for the prestigious 2016 Indianapolis Prize

SEATTLE, 2015-8-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo’s senior conservation scientist Lisa Dabek, Ph.D., has been nominated for the prestigious 2016 Indianapolis Prize in recognition of her groundbreaking conservation efforts in Papua New Guinea to save the endangered Matschie’s tree kangaroo through Woodland Park Zoo’s flagship conservation program, the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP). The… Read the full press release

Pike Place Fish Market returns to Woodland Park Zoo for its world-famous salmon toss to grizzly bears on Thursday, June 4

SEATTLE, 2015-6-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Pike Place Fish Market returns to Woodland Park Zoo for its world-famous salmon toss to grizzly bears on Thursday, June 4 WHAT: Pike Place Fish Market returns to Woodland Park Zoo for its world-famous salmon toss to grizzly bears on Thursday, June 4. The salmon toss kicks off… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo to bring guests closer to tigers than ever before when it opens its new Banyan Wilds on Saturday, May 2

SEATTLE, 2015-4-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo to bring guests closer to tigers than ever before when it opens its new Banyan Wilds on Saturday, May 2 WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo will present its newest stripes-tigers!-when the new Banyan Wilds opens to the community Saturday, May 2. The community is invited to… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Accreditation Commission for the seventh consecutive time

SEATTLE, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo has been granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ (AZA) Accreditation Commission, marking the seventh consecutive time for the zoo. Accreditation was announced Saturday, September 13 during AZA’s national conference held in Orlando, Florida. “Only zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards are accredited… Read the full press release

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Woodland Park Zoo to release more than 130 western pond turtles to a protected recovery site on On August 8

Seattle, WA, 2014-8-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Recovering population still faces challenges in the wild WHAT: On August 8, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Woodland Park Zoo will release more than 130 western pond turtles to a protected recovery site. The press is invited to the release site in Lakewood, Wash. The turtles… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo to raffle off orangutan Towan’s painting at its annual Asian Wildlife Conservation Day on August 9

Seattle, WA, 2014-8-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo to raffle off orangutan Towan’s painting at its annual Asian Wildlife Conservation Day on August 9 WHAT: Male orangutan Towan is brushing up on his painting to create colorful, original artwork to be raffled off during Woodland Park Zoo’s annual Asian Wildlife Conservation Day on Saturday,… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo to honor Seattle native Debbie Armstrong for her 1984 Olympic gold medal on July 24, 2014

Seattle, WA, 2014-7-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Roses and bench to be dedicated in her honor WHAT: Thirty years ago, Seattle native Debbie Armstrong brought a gold medal home for her win in the giant slalom at the 1984 Winter Olympics. On July 24, former Seattle Mayor Charles Royer will join Woodland Park Zoo in honoring… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo grizzly bears bring wedding crashing to a whole new level on Saturday, June 7

Seattle, WA, 2014-6-6 — /Travel PR News/ — Event focuses on the survival of bears, wolves and other native wildlife WHAT: Move over Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn…grizzly bears Keema and Denali will bring wedding crashing to a whole new level when they ransack a backyard wedding reception (with no human guests, of course) complete with… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo’s newest live cam gives viewers the best seats in the house to its award-winning African Savanna exhibit

SEATTLE, 2014-5-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo’s newest live cam at zoo.org/savannacam gives viewers the best seats in the house to its popular, award-winning African Savanna exhibit, home to giraffe, oryx, zebra, gazelle and ostrich. Streaming live from the zoo’s African school house, the Savanna Cam pans the north end of the plains exhibit… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo announced wild birds guided tour in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day on May 10

SEATTLE, 2014-04-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo announced wild birds guided tour in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day on May 10 WHAT: In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, take a guided tour of zoo grounds with a keeper and learn firsthand about the wild birds that call Woodland Park Zoo home,… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo announces the arrival of male South African lion and female North American porcupine

SEATTLE, 2014-04-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo has a new king on the savanna, a male South African lion named Xerxes (zurk-seez). And a new baby on the block, a female North American porcupine, known as a porcupette. The 6-year-old lion arrived in March from El Paso Zoo under the African Lion Species Survival… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo to exhibit pair of cheetahs near the zoo’s Wildlife Survival Zone on May 3

SEATTLE, 2014-04-17 — /Travel PR News/ — New cheetah exhibit debuts May 3 WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo introduces a pair of cheetahs, the fastest land mammals in the animal kingdom, in a new, temporary exhibit near the zoo’s Wildlife Survival Zone May 3, with opening day presented by Chevron. The two cats, Liz and Missy, are 14… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo’s More Wonder More Wild Campaign surpassed its $80 million goal by more than $3.5 million

SEATTLE, 2014-03-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo announced the conclusion of its More Wonder More Wild Campaign which surpassed its $80 million goal by more than $3.5 million. The eight-year campaign is the largest in the zoo’s history. Since 2006, the year the campaign launched, more than 15,750 private supporters, foundations, organizations, corporations,… Read the full press release

Join Woodland Park Zoo for 10-day Kenya safari with zoo’s COO Bruce Bohmke

Seattle, WA, US, 2014-2-7 — /travelprnews.com/ — Trip informational session takes place February 13 at Woodland Park Zoo WHAT: Join Woodland Park Zoo for an information session about an unforgettable trip to Africa for a 10-day Kenya safari in June led by Bruce Bohmke, the zoo’s Chief Operations Officer, and a Classic Escapes representative. Touch down in… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo extends free admission to all active, veteran and retired U.S. military personnel on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013

Giraffe exploring spacious exhibit, but no set viewing hours Seattle, WA, United States, 2013-11-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — On a foggy morning last week, Misawa (pronounced me-saw-wah), Woodland Park Zoo’s male baby giraffe, took his first, long steps onto the African Savanna. Since his birth, the 3 month old has been on view to visitors in an outdoor corral. Introductions… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo’s four Asian small-clawed otter pups given clean bill of health by the zoo’s veterinarians

SEATTLE, 2013-08-15— /travelprnews.com/ — Woodland Park Zoo’s four Asian small-clawed otter pups received their first wellness exam and were given a clean bill of health by the zoo’s animal health team. Veterinarians also confirmed that all of the pups are males and range in weight from 1.2 to 1.4 pounds. The pups were born June 11… Read the full press release