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Season's Feedings this Giving Tuesday

For what do we give thanks during the holidays at Woodland Park Zoo?
  • FOOD: We love a filling meal and our animals do too! Did you know that the zoo goes through more than 15,600 pounds of food each year to feed over 300 species of animals?
  • FAMILY: You are our family, along with more than 1,000 animals, 1,000 volunteers, 3,000 donors, 43,000 member households and 400 staff.  
  • GIVING: Giving feels good, as does giving thanks.   

Will you join us in sharing these simple ideals this Giving Tuesday by helping us raise $30,000 today? If you make a gift today, a generous group of donors will match it dollar for dollar (up to $15,000), doubling your impact! We give thanks for every contribution, of any size.

Your gift will help provide vitamin-packed meals and tasty treats this winter! As but a few examples:

  • $15 could feed red panda Steller biscuits, bamboo and fruit
  • $25 could feed gray wolf Doba whole chicken and rabbit
  • $40 could feed snow leopard Helen chicken, turkey and mutton
  • $65 could feed brown bears Denali and Keema  yams, celery, oranges and salmon
  • $80 could feed tree kangaroos Crissie, Huen, Elanna and Yopno apples, carrots, kale and tofu
  • $100 could feed Humboldt penguins trout, smelt and herring
  • $250 could feed all 10 lowland gorillas vegetables, fruits, milk and yogurt

*costs to feed animal(s) per day

Fill their bellies, forgive their manners. Photo by Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo.

Your gifts not only help feed our zoo animal family this holiday season, they also support world-class preventative medicine, animal husbandry, nutritional plans and enrichment programs tailored for each animal.

Did you know our gorillas all together eat 30 pounds of produce a day? Photo by Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo.

Donate today and your gift to our Annual Fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $15,000!

You give a gift, they'll smack their lips. Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.

Thank you for your support, today and every day of the year. All of your zoo family, from our tiny tree frogs to our towering giraffes, sends our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.



Yesterday we asked you to lend a hand to animals on #GivingTuesday, and you came through with incredible results. Together you all raised $17,996.06 (every penny counts!)—and when matched by $15,000 in challenge funds, that’s $32,996.06 in just 24 hours.

All of this is possible because of you. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to wildlife during this season of giving!