sloth bear

Woodland Park Zoo: Africa to Asia

The Woodland Park Zoo is full of amazing exhibits, many of which have won awards.  And the zoo’s African and Asian regions are bursting with fabulous, realistic enclosures with trails linking them that lead you to forget you’re in the city and not in the forest of Asia or on the African savanna. The zoo’s African…

I love the zoo

Zoo Lover’s Day

Why Zoos? Many people ask me, “why zoos?”  And my response is always the same, I’m passionate about zoos because I love animals.  Thanks to the help of zoos many species have been saved from extinction and brought back to sustainable numbers and released back into the wild, like the black footed ferret, the California…

Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo

Located in Seattle’s Woodland Park, just 10 minutes north of downtown, the Woodland Park Zoo was founded in 1899 and now lies on 92 acres and is home to over 1000 animals, representing over 300 species.  Along with a plethora of fauna the zoo is also a botanical garden with over 92,000 plants and tree species representing…

African lion

Oregon Zoo’s Africa

Every time I enter an Africa exhibit of a zoo I hear Toto’s song “Africa” playing in my head and a tug on my heart strings for a continent I long to explore and Oregon Zoo’s Africa exhibit was no different. I arrived at the Africa exhibit with a hungry belly and decided to stop…

Amur leopard

Oregon Zoo: From Pacific Shores to Fragile Forests

The Oregon Zoo, like many others, is sectioned into geographic regions, like their Great Northwest where you’ll find animals like black bears, cougars, and bald eagles that call the US’s Pacific Northwest home.  The Oregon Zoo is broken into five regions; Great Northwest, Pacific Shores, Asia, Fragile Forests and Africa.  In this piece I’ll introduce…

Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo

Guest Post by Stephanie from Quarter Life Epiphany The Singapore Zoo is a beautiful, natural oasis in the middle of a very rigid, urban, planned city. The contrast is wonderful – as you step inside the park you are transported to a different place entirely, perhaps as far as the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia,…