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Woodland Park Zoo

Address 5500 Phinney Avenue North Seattle, WA
How to Find it:
Open: 15/3-30/4, 15/10-14/3: 9.30-16.00 1/5-14/9: 9.30-18.00 15/9-14/10: 9.30-17.00
Prices: Adult: $9.00, Senior: $8,25, Youth, Disabled: $5,75, Preschool: $3,75
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
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This critique last updated:  Feb 2008

Visitor Reviews

This review submitted by Niels Johs. Legarth Iversen April 2001

This zoo in the far north of in wet Seattle covers around 36 ha, so bring a good pair of boots and an umbrella. It is organised according to biotopes, placed along a main road running roughly in a rectangle. You probably arrive through the West gate (or North gate, if you have your own transport and it is summer). Right in front of you the Tropical rainforest is housed in a square building, with gorillas in a separate installation to the north and monkeys to the south. Passing through the garden in counterclockwise fashion, the next area will be the temperate forest, but here you also find a 'bug house' and inevitable family farm. Further on you find the African savanna (towards the middle of the garden), tropical Asia in two sections (right), a small section with cangaroos plus other Australian animals, a blind alley called the Northern trail with mostly subarctic fauna, a meadow and finally a 'butterflies-and-flowers' section, where the choice of flowers in principle should attract lots of wild butterflies. After this you are back where you started, and several hours have passed. This zoo has not got flashy architectonics or spectacular scenery, but it is a robust, well equipped zoo with many treasures hidden all around the place.
I have to mention one thing more, though by luck I know it from the home page, not from personal experience: they have celebrated a FECAL Fest (february 2001). No other zoo has in my opinion paid that kind of tribute to this most characteristic feature of zoo life


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