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Celebrating Thanksgiving and football with zoo events

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

While we all get ready to mash the potatoes and whip the pie toppings, Woodland Park Zoo's carnivores are lining up for a Thanksgiving meal with considerably fewer trimmings.

What happens next isn't pretty. Photo: Stan Milkowski/Woodland Park Zoo.

Turkey Toss returns November 23 with a feast for the beasts. The turkey treats, while perhaps less elegantly prepared than our home-cooked Thanksgiving meals, certainly get us in the spirit of the season! Watch the jaguars, snow leopards and other meat eaters tackle their turkeys and see those carnivorous instincts in the raw.

Then the spirit of the season continues with our annual Apple Cup discount, welcoming Cougs and Dawgs to the zoo with a special offer for football fanatics.

Asian elephant Chai enjoys Dawg- and Coug-themed treats to celebrate Apple Cup.

That's right, you can celebrate the state football rivalry game by heading to the zoo! From November 25-December 1, wear any garb from University of Washington or Washington State University, such as a jersey, sweatshirt, hat, gloves or beads, and receive half off zoo admission. Or, show a valid student ID from either university. Get discount details.

Don't you just love this time of year?