Every zoo visit is a conservation action

Last year, your zoo visits generated $238,161 for wildlife through Quarters for Conservation.

What can we accomplish together this year?







Every day, issues are being considered at the federal, state and local level that affect the zoo, our conservation and education programs, and our ongoing effort to save wildlife and their habitats. We need your help to advocate for and support the zoo. 


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Join ZooAction today to receive email alerts to:

  • Keep informed about public policy issues that affect the zoo
  • Learn how to take action by contacting elected officials about important issues
  • Stay up to date on state or local initiatives and ballot measures impacting the zoo



Current Action Alerts


Take Part in Washington’s Largest Community Solar Power Project

Woodland Park Zoo, the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) and Seattle City Light are partnering on Community Solar on Phinney Ridge, a new community solar project going live summer 2014. The zoo and PNA will host the solar panels, and City Light customers will be able to purchase energy in units created by the solar-modules. Go green with us and save some green on your home expenses!

Join Community Solar on Phinney Ridge


Vote YES on I-1401 to save endangered species from extinction

This November, Washington state voters will have the opportunity to vote YES to doing our part to save endangered species from extinction.

Initiative 1401 will strengthen laws banning sales of endangered species products in Washington, significantly decreasing our state’s contribution to the unprecedented rate of animal poaching for body parts. Protected animals under this legislation include elephants, rhinos, tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, pangolins, marine turtles, sharks and rays. These animals are the most trafficked species threatened with extinction.

Learn more about how you can help wildlife through I-1401

Your Impact

Seattle Voters Approve Prop 1

Seattle said YES to renew its commitment to 450 parks, 26 community centers, 185 athletic fields, 120+ playgrounds and one extremely thankful zoo.

With the passing of Proposition 1, Woodland Park Zoo will be able to complete major maintenance projects critical to our functionality and guest experience. A stable and dedicated funding source established by creating a voter-approved park district means we can make badly-needed upgrades to our electrical, water and other utility systems, replace aging and inefficient structures and make strides toward our sustainability goals.

See what we will accomplish thanks to your votes