Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington
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Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington

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Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

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Woodland Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos on the West Coast. Home to over 1,100 creatures across 300 species (including 35 endangered and 5 threatened species), the zoo has been a sanctuary in the city of Seattle for over 100 years.

 

Animals at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Animals at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

 

Today we are featuring some of the beautiful animals — both in live-in-person form AND in the statuesque variety — found at this spot!

 

 

 

Elephants:

Baby Elephant statue at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington

Baby Elephant bronze sculpture by Lon Brusselback (1989), located near elephant barn in the Elephant Forest exhibit.

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A big blue ball is a tribute to Hansa the elephant at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington

A big blue ball is a tribute to Hansa the elephant at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington

A big blue ball pays tribute to Hansa, an Asian elephant who died at just six and a half years old. The blue boomer ball was her favorite toy and was placed in the elephant park to help zoo-goers remember her playful spirit.

 

Elephants at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington

And, of course, real elephants at Woodland Park Zoo.

 

 

 

Giraffes:

Giraffes at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Giraffes at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Giraffes at Woodland Park Zoo.

 

 

 

Penguins:

Penguins at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Penguins at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Penguins at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Penguins at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

The aquatic birds found at Humboldt Penguin Exhibit at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo aren’t the chilly willys we’re used to seeing. These little ones are from the much warmer climate in Peru. This cove is the first sustainable penguin exhibit with geothermal warming and cooling of water and eco-friendly water filtering systems and provides perfect views of them swimming and chilling in both water and on land.

 

Penguin statue at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Penguin statue at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Penguin statue at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Steps outside the penguin viewing area stood a colorful little one who got away! In 2009 as a fund raising effort for the zoo 62 Seattle artists painted penguins that appeared all around the town!

 

 

 

Red Pandas:

Red Pandas at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Red Pandas at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

 

 

 

Leopards:

Snow Leopard statue at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington

Fieldnotes Clipboard sculpture at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington

Snow leopard and Fieldnotes Clipboard bronze sculptures by Gretchen Daiber (2008) at the south entrance of the snow leopard exhibit.

 

Leopards at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington

Leopards at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington

Leopards at Woodland Park Zoo.

 

 

 

Birds:

From tropical species to the Willawong Station feeding experience to the field of Flamingos, birds of a feather flock together at Woodland Park Zoo…

Birds at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Birds at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Birds at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Birds at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Flamingos at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Flamingos at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

 

If you look for it closely you may even find a bench with a few ravens perched upon it. Bird sculptures, of course, but surely the real deal are close nearby too!

Bronze Raven Sculpture at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Bronze Raven Sculpture at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Bronze Statue Ravens by Tony Angell (1994) can be found in the Northern Trail exhibit across from the wolf exhibit.

 

 

 

Orangutans:

Wrapped up in some muslin and crossing a rickety bridge this Orangutan kind of reminded me of something you’d see in Star Wars…

Orangutan (or Jedi Knight?) at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Orangutan (or Jedi Knight?) at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Orangutan… or Jedi Knight?

Orangutan at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

 

 

 

Gorillas:

Gorillas at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Gorillas at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Gorillas at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Gorillas at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Gorillas at Woodland Park Zoo.

 

Bronze Gorilla Family Statue at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Bronze Gorilla Family Statue at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Bronze Gorilla Family Statue at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Gorilla Family bronze sculpture by Georgia Gerber.
Female and Babies (1993)
Silverback Male (2006)
Just south of the East Gorilla viewing area.

 

 

 

Bears:

Bears at Woodland Park Zoo.

Bears at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Bears at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

 

And a Carousel Bear too!

Carousel Bear at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Carousel Bear wood carving created by Carousel Works, Inc. (2007)

 

 

 

Hippo:

Heavyweight Hippo Sculpture at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

The Heavyweight bronze hippo by Dr. Bart Brent (1997) near hippo exhibit in African Savanna.

 

Hippo at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Hippo at Woodland Park Zoo.

 

 

 

Kangaroo:

Kangaroo at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Kangaroo at Woodland Park Zoo.

 

 

 

Lions:

Lion Statue at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Lion Statue.

 

 

 

Together as One Statue

An owl, a frog, some creatures and critters, and creations.

Bronze Together as One Sculpture at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Bronze Together as One Sculpture at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Together as One, bronze statue by Brad Rude (1998) can be found in front of the Raptor Center.

 

 

 

Site: Woodland Park Zoo
Location: South entrance address: 750 N. 50th Street; West entrance address: 5500 Phinney Ave. N.; North entrance address: 601 N. 59th Street (closed during winter, Oct. 1-April 30)
Cost: Adult: $11 (Oct. 1 to Apr. 30), $16.50 (May 1 to Sept. 30). Child: $8 (Oct. 1 to Apr. 30), $11 (May 1 to Sept. 30). Toddler: Free.
Hours: Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, December 25; October 1 to April 30 — 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily; May 1 to September 30 — 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (visit website for exceptions)
Date: July 1, 2009

 

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Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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