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Forests for All—a new exhibit experience coming in 2026!

Posted by Gigi Allianic, Communications Photos by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Communications Both Papua New Guinea’s Matschie’s tree kangaroos and Nepal’s red pandas need healthy forests! An elusive kangaroo living in trees. A reddish-brown floof chilling atop the forest canopy. What do animals such as Papua New Guinea’s Matschie’s tree kangaroos and Nepal’s red pandas have in common? Both these red furry animals are the faces of forests where conservation has become a community movement. Why? Because we need forests and now, with the health of the world’s forests at risk, forests need us. Only when forests thrive can nature reach its full potential as a climate solution. Picture the stories of these animals and more in the new Forests for All exhibit experience coming to Woodland Park Zoo in 2026. Following a competitive process, the zoo has selected the Seattle-based LMN Architects as principal architects with CLR Design (Philadelphia and Capistrano Beach, Calif.) as habitat designers fo

10 Animal-Inspired Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is May 8th, 2022. Here are our 10 favorite gift ideas for every type of 'mom' in your life! 1. Name a Pollinator  in honor of mom! Support your zoo and choose from a bumblebee, hummingbird or butterfly. Gifts of any amount make a big difference in our work to preserve pollinator habitats, restore threatened butterfly populations and educate millions of visitors about the importance of biodiversity in sustaining all life. 2. Butterflies and tea.  Plan the ultimate date with mom, gift her a visit to the zoo to see Molbak's Butterfly Garden (Any time after May 27th, when it opens for the season), then treat her to a mom-worthy tea or latte at a nearby coffee shop, we recommend Fresh Flours on Phinney.  3. Enjoy a new experience together! Check out Critter Connections, a new immersive and interactive zone where you can introduce mom to her new favorite ambassador animals. Get up close with Skyaana the porcupine, Harry the Skunk, Buddy