AAA Editor Notes
Woodland Park Zoo has two entrances, at 750 N. 50th St. (south) and 5500 Phinney Ave. N. (west). The zoo is known for its dedication to replicating naturalistic habitats. The Tropical Rain Forest habitat, in addition to offering jaguar and gorilla exhibits, is lush with 700 plant species. The Adaptations Building is home to meerkats and nocturnal animals as well as the world's largest lizard—the endangered Komodo dragon, a native of Indonesia. Northern Trail provides a habitat for grizzly bears, river otters, Roosevelt elk, gray wolves, mountain goats and Steller's sea eagles.
Endangered orangutans, lion-tailed macaques and siamangs reside within the Trail of Vines, while hippopotamuses, giraffes, patas monkeys, oryxes, zebras and lions roam the African Savanna. The Temperate Forest is a wetlands exhibit that also includes various waterfowl species, while Bug World thrills kids with the likes of cockroaches, walking sticks and tarantulas.
Humboldt penguins live in a habitat that mimics the desert coast of Peru, complete with cliffs, beaches and crashing waves. Bright pink Chilean flamingos have a salt marsh to call their own. Willawong Station is a walk-through bird enclosure showcasing Australian parrots. Last but not least is Zoomazium, an indoor, all-season nature play space and learning center.
Rental strollers and wheelchairs are available.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.