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Nature Lovers Gift Guide: 2021

Get your gifting on with wildlife in mind!

Looking for that perfect thing for the animal lover, tree-hugger, or wildlife warrior in your life? Here are our top 10 gift ideas for all the sugarplums on your list. 

1. A gift that lasts all year long

Give the gift that keeps on giving with unlimited admission and fantastic benefits! Buy a membership for family or friends (or yourself!) and save $15 with promo code GIFT2021 (now through December 31).

2. A cuddly gift with conservation benefits

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! Our $69 seasonal snow leopard special includes a plush toy, an adoption certificate, color photo, fun fact sheet, and more!

3. The perfect present for every budget

Did you know that more than 2 billion plastic cards end up in landfills each year? Opt for sustainable and help prevent plastic waste, buy a Woodland Park Zoo e-gift card to treat your loved ones!

4. Adopt a hornbill nest in their name

Asian hornbills need our help. These magnificent birds (with equally magnificent beaks) are endangered. Woodland Park Zoo works with the Thailand Hornbill Project to help prevent trafficking of hornbill chicks and supports local communities that protect their nests. You can adopt one of those nests as a special gift for the animal lover in your life! Learn more here.

5. An unforgettable up-close experience!

Our Wild Meet and Greet experience lets you mingle with your favorite ambassador animals! You and a small group (up to 15 people) will have an up-close encounter with one of our wildlife superstars—and it includes zoo admission for your group immediately following your experience. Choose which of our birds, mammals or reptiles to invite to your get-together at

6. An illuminated evening

Ring in the holidays with dazzling lanterns, brilliant lights and plenty of illuminated (and enormous) animals. Treat your sugarplums to an evening experience that sparks joy and wonder! WildLanterns, Presented by BECU runs through January 30, 2022, reserve your tickets here.

7. A donation in their name

Give a meaningful gift that saves wildlife! You can make a donation to Woodland Park Zoo in the name of a family member or friend that supports animal care, conservation, education, accessibility or whatever matters most to them! Visit to get started.

Western lowland gorilla Uzumma and her son, Kitoko in 2020. Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

8. Get inspired with a visit to ZooStore

Jaguar jammies, grizzly bear growlers and snow leopard socks? We got you! Stop by ZooStore at either entrance during normal business hours to shop animal-inspired gifts for everyone on your list. Can't make it to the zoo? No problem. Many of our ZooStore items are now available to purchase online!

9. Don't forget to feed the penguins

For just $5, you can make your next zoo visit extra special with a fishy treat for our Humboldt penguins! Stop by to feed the penguins between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (or until the fish run out!), daily for $5. Surprise your bestie with this extra awesome experience and the penguins will thank you too.

10. A whole year of PNW adventures!

Gift your love with a whole year of PNW-inspired prompts, adventures and tips for making the most out of their love for nature and the outdoors. Cost, $0. Wander over to and choose your own adventure as you find ways to Discover, Recover and Coexist in the Northwest. 

P.S. Get crafty! Use our guide to create a nature-inspired coupon jar. Use slips of paper to write down prompts for conservation activities, hikes, ways to connect with nature and more... then, pull out one each month for a gift that lasts all year and will keep you connected to wildlife and wild places.

Need more ideas? Check out our 2020 themed gift guides...

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However you choose to spend this holiday season, we hope you are able to celebrate with those you love—and we thank you for supporting Woodland Park Zoo.