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 are part of the excellent animal care program at Woodland Park Zoo and the zookeepers’ ongoing efforts to help enrich the lives of the animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally and physically stimulated and engage zoo visitors.

And don’t miss Yola, the zoo’s 6-month-old, female gorilla who is in the outdoor exhibit with her family 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. daily. Visit “Yola fits right in with her gorilla family” and follow #GrowWithYola for updates and to share photos and stories

WHEN: Thursday–Friday, June 30–July 1, 10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Willawong Station 10:00-2:30
Sow Bugs Morning/Afternoon
Anoa 10:00
Lions 10:00 (July 1 only)
Tortoises 10:00
Ocelot 10:00
Hippos 10:30
Orangutans 10:30
River Otters Noon
Gorillas 1:00
Visayan Warty Pigs 1:00
Meerkats 1:30
Grizzlies 1:30 (June 30 only)
Kunekune Pigs 1:30
Red Ruffed Lemurs 2:00
Ring-tailed Lemurs 2:00
Wolves 2:00
Asian Small-clawed Otters 2:30
Ambassador Animals 2:30

WHERE: Enter Woodland Park Zoo through the West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. or the South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave N.

COST: Red, White & Zoo is free with zoo admission or membership. Admission through September 30: Adult (13-64) $19.95; Child (3-12) $12.25; Toddler (0- 2) Free. Active, retired, and veteran U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with disabilities receive a discount. Zoo members receive free admission year round.

Parking: $6. Parking is limited. Conserving resources is one more way to help animals. For bus service to the zoo, visit: www.metro.kingcounty.gov.

INFO: Zoo hours through Sept. 30: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily. For more information and how to become a zoo member, visit www.zoo.org or call 206.548.2500.

Online ticketing: Avoid lines and buy your general admission tickets in advance at www.zoo.org/visit. Discounts and coupons are not applicable for online ticket purchases.

Mobile app: Search for the free Woodland Park Zoo mobile app for iPhone, iPad or Android in your app store. Use it to track your location on zoo grounds with GPS, discover more about animals and daily zoo activities and share the highlights of your visit with friends.




Media contact: Gigi Allianic, Alissa Wolken 206.548.2550 | woodlandparkzoopr@zoo.org