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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

December 2, 2011

Zoo’s Draft Annual Plan for 2012 available for public review

Media Contacts:
Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 | woodlandparkzoopr@zoo.org


WHAT:

Woodland Park Zoo’s Draft Annual Plan for 2012 is available to the public beginning December 2, 2011 to midnight, January 2, 2012. The Annual Plan briefly describes programmatic changes, capital improvements or planned fee changes for the upcoming year.

HOW:

The Annual Plan is submitted to the Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation as specified by the Zoo Operations and Management Agreement between the City of Seattle and Woodland Park Zoo Society. Submitted annually in the fourth quarter, the plan is available for review and comment on the zoo’s website: www.zoo.org/annual-reports. It is available for review in hard copy at the zoo’s administrative offices in the reception trailer at 601 N. 59th St., Seattle during zoo hours. Copies are provided as well to the zoo’s Neighborhood Liaison Committee, which consists of representatives of the neighboring community councils and other groups.

Comments on the Draft Annual Plan 2012 can be submitted electronically, accessible from www.zoo.org. Written comments can be mailed to: Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., Seattle, WA 98103, Attention: “Annual Plan Comments.”

WHEN:

Public comment period: December 2, 2011 to midnight, January 2, 2012

INFO:

Fall/winter hours: 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. daily, October 1 through April 30. The zoo is open every day except Christmas Day, December 25.

Admission: Adult (13-64) $11.50; Child (3-12) $8.50; Toddler (0-2) free. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year round.

Parking: $5.25. Parking is limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling. For bus service to the zoo, visit: www.metro.kingcounty.gov.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in Washington state and in 50 countries around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit www.zoo.org.

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