Woodland Park Zoological Society

A nonprofit organization

$72,189 raised by 339 donors

100% complete

$60,000 Goal


Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives. 


With your help, Woodland Park Zoo is working to protect animals, large and small, near and far. From the 2-ton greater one-horned rhinos of India and Nepal like Taj and Glenn to the feather-light, endangered Oregon silverspot butterflies we raise and release in the Pacific Northwest, your support helps species, habitats and communities coexist harmoniously all around the world. 

Will you GiveBIG today to ensure that each of our 800 animals is provided with expert animal care, high-quality enrichment, wholesome nutrition, and opportunities to engage in naturalistic behaviors as they grow and develop?

Happy, healthy animals give each of our more than 1 million visitors per year the opportunity to connect with iconic species they may have never encountered before and leave the zoo inspired to take conservation into their own hands. 

Aibek only months old (left) and Aibek today in his habitat.

Aibek, a male snow leopard, was the 35th snow leopard born at Woodland Park Zoo. Born in 2017, he hopefully will soon have his own litter of cubs. Like many species at the zoo, snow leopards are facing extinction. 

Your support allows Woodland Park Zoo to participate in species-saving efforts like Species Survival Plans (SSPs), programs across accredited zoos that maintain genetically diverse populations of endangered species, and participate in more than 25 wildlife conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the globe that work to save species like snow leopards through on-the-ground conservation action.   

Juniper (left) and Fern exploring their forested habitat.

Juniper and Fern are two rescued brown bear cubs who lost their mothers in Alaska and Montana. They arrived at the zoo in 2022 and are thriving here, romping and playing together in their naturalistic habitat complete with a flowing stream, a pool stocked with live trout and a cave for bear naps. 

Support from our community has allowed the zoo to take in these two cubs, provide them with science-based enrichment designed to encourage their natural behavior, helping them develop as young bears, and offer educational resources to help guests learn about how they can coexist with the carnivores in the Pacific Northwest.  

Godek at eight 2017 (left), and Godek at 14 today (right) with his developing cheek flanges.

Godek, a young male orangutan, arrived at the zoo in 2017 at the age of 8. Now the Sumatran orangutan is approaching maturity and starting to develop his cheek flanges (the pads on the side of a male orangutan's face that give them their signature look). 

Your support provides Godek with optimal nutrition, comprehensive exams and world-class veterinary care to maintain his overall health and sustain his growth. Like snow leopard Aibek, Godek also participates in an SSP for orangutans. The SSP has suggested a breeding recommendation with his potential mate, Batu, so his health is imperative as he may father a baby orangutan someday soon!  

Would you please consider a gift this GiveBIG to help sustain Woodland Park Zoo as a place of growth, inspiration and hope for the natural world? 

Thank you for being a part of our zoo community, and for ensuring a bright and secure future for the incredible animals who share our planet! 

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Organization name

Woodland Park Zoological Society

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5500 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103-5865

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Seattle, WA, US



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