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Woodland Park Zoo Holiday Gift Guide: Kids and Young at Heart

Looking for something for that special little one in your life? We have some suggestions sure to please the young animal fans on your list! 


Kids love to decorate and help get into the holiday spirit, so receiving their very own animal ornament will feel extra special. Whether they love things that are furry or feathered, we have lots of baubles to choose from!

There are lots of animal ornaments to choose from. All under $20.

More fun! Less waste! Woodland Park Zoo’s very own ZooStore has Green Toys, like a ferry boat or car carrier, which are made from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA. The packaging is earth-friendly and made of 100% recycled cardboard and printed with soy inks. Great for little imaginations and the planet.

Green toys, made of 100% recycled plastic are at the ZooStore or online at $29.99.

These eco-friendly plush animals are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles which might otherwise be cluttering landfills and polluting the environment. Plus, they are very snuggly. Find them in the ZooStores.

There is plenty of plush in many different sizes and price ranges. These fluffy friends are $17.99.

Wear your love for wildlife! What is sweeter than a lion onesie? One that shows your love for your local zoo too. The ZooStore has a variety of sweatshirts, tees, socks and more in sizes ranging from infants to bigger kids. (Psssst! There are lots of awesome options for adults too!)

This tiger-riffic Woodland Park Zoo onsie is $25.00.

Pacific northwest-themed kids shirt. $25.00.
Being safe can still be fun! We have several holiday and animal-themed masks available just for kiddos!

Since this is both holiday AND animal-themed, it checks off two boxes! $12.99.

Growing Up Gorilla, by Clare Meeker, 2019 (non-fiction). Yola was born at Woodland Park Zoo in 2015. This book is the true story of what happened when her mother didn’t know how to care for her after her birth. Words and pictures show how our dedicated animal keepers worked tirelessly to bring mom and baby together and how little Yola helped her whole family group come together and form strong bonds. You can find it here or at other online retailers

A new best friend that also supports wildlife conservation? Yes, please. Give the gift of a ZooParent adoption to help fund the care of all the amazing animals at Woodland Park Zoo and make a difference for wildlife! Choose from our NEW $40 digital adoption level (with 20 animal options), the $69 seasonal special that includes a gray wolf plush, or a variety of other plush animal adoptions starting at $100!  (NOTE: order by Dec 11 to ensure mail delivery by Dec 25)

This wolf plush is part of the seasonal $69 ZooParent adoption special!

We have lots of free resources you can use to find activities to do together on our ZooToYou webpages! There you can find a whole host of different coloring sheets, activity packets, blogs and videos for all age levels. There are also resources for educators if you're homeschooling this year.

We love this sustainable version of the classic Jenga game! Jenga Ocean is made up of recycled fishing nets featuring sea creatures, way cool! Plus, this version teaches players more than the game of balance with special edition rules that highlight the plight ocean animals. Saving species one family game night at a time.

Jenga Ocean is available at ZooStores for $49.

Can't make it to the zoo? No problem. Many of our ZooStore items, including some of those here, are now available to purchase online! We'll have another gift guide for you next week, for animal lovers of every age!