Woodland Park Zoo http://www.kplu.org en Woodland Park Zoo's Baby Giraffe Now Has a Name http://www.kplu.org/post/woodland-park-zoos-baby-giraffe-now-has-name <p>Seattle&rsquo;s tallest baby now has a name.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The name of Woodland Park Zoo&rsquo;s 7-week-old baby giraffe is (drumroll, please...)&nbsp;</span>Misawa<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:39:25 +0000 Martha Kang 10179 at http://www.kplu.org Woodland Park Zoo's Baby Giraffe Now Has a Name Watch: Zoo Streaming Live Video from Baby Giraffe's Barn http://www.kplu.org/post/watch-zoo-streaming-live-video-baby-giraffes-barn <p>Remember Seattle’s tallest newborn who stole the city’s &nbsp;heart on the day he was born?</p><p>Now you can watch the giraffe calf all day long.</p><p>Woodland Park Zoo has installed a camera inside the giraffe barn where the 6-feet-tall and his mother, Olivia, stay.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:41:29 +0000 Martha Kang 9656 at http://www.kplu.org Watch: Zoo Streaming Live Video from Baby Giraffe's Barn Watch: Meet the Tallest Baby in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/watch-meet-tallest-baby-seattle <p>Say hello to the tallest baby in Seattle.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The baby giraffe was born at Woodland Park Zoo on Tuesday night. And less than two hours after coming into the world, the calf was already standing with his mom, 6-year-old Olivia, and stretching 5</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">½&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">feet tall.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:07:49 +0000 Martha Kang 9561 at http://www.kplu.org Watch: Meet the Tallest Baby in Seattle 'Severely endangered' red-crowned crane chick born at Seattle zoo http://www.kplu.org/post/severely-endangered-red-crowned-crane-chick-born-seattle-zoo <p>An endangered red-crowned crane chick has joined the Woodland Park Zoo family.</p><p>The male chick was born on May 13 to parents Niles and Maris, both 21-year-old cranes who were donated to Woodland Park by Japan’s Kobi Oji Zoo.</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 20:35:35 +0000 Martha Kang 8876 at http://www.kplu.org 'Severely endangered' red-crowned crane chick born at Seattle zoo Meet Woodland Park Zoo's new triplet jaguar cubs http://www.kplu.org/post/meet-woodland-park-zoos-new-triplet-jaguar-cubs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meet the new triplet jaguar cubs of Woodland Park Zoo.</span></p><p>The three babies were born on Friday in what was the zoo’s first successful jaguar birth in nearly two decades.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="248" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dqbnlK0Da7M?rel=0" width="440"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:51:17 +0000 Martha Kang 8139 at http://www.kplu.org Meet Woodland Park Zoo's new triplet jaguar cubs Snow leopard triplets at Woodland Park Zoo http://www.kplu.org/post/snow-leopard-triplets-woodland-park-zoo <p>Spring is in the air! First, it was a litter of endangered <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/endangered-red-wolf-pups-born-point-defiance-zoo">red wolf pups</a> at the Point Defiance Zoo &amp; Aquarium in Tacoma. Now, Seattle&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zoo.org/">Woodland Park Zoo </a>is announcing the arrival of three endangered, yet adorable, snow leopard cubs.</p><p>Zoo officials say the cubs were born May 2nd and are just now opening their eyes. This is the second litter for 7-year-old Helen and 6-year-old Tom. The cubs will stay secluded in their mother&#39;s den for now, but may go on public display in July.</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 21:11:45 +0000 Dave Meyer 5030 at http://www.kplu.org Snow leopard triplets at Woodland Park Zoo Wild pigs are in hog heaven at the Woodland Park Zoo http://www.kplu.org/post/wild-pigs-are-hog-heaven-woodland-park-zoo <p>Wild pigs are making their debut at Seattle&#39;s Woodland Park Zoo this weekend. Domestic pigs have long been a fixture at the zoo&#39;s<a href="http://www.zoo.org/page.aspx?pid=283#farm"> Family Farm</a>, but this is the first time wild pigs have been on display.</p><p>Three critically endangered <a href="http://www.zoo.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=2183">Visayan warty pigs</a> are moving into Elephant Forest exhibit near the elephant pool.</p><p>Two <a href="http://www.zoo.org/page.aspx?pid=2349">warthogs</a> are taking up residence in the 4.5 acre African Savanna exhibit, which also includes giraffe, hippos, gazelles, zebras and monkeys.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 04 May 2012 20:52:40 +0000 Dave Meyer 4936 at http://www.kplu.org Wild pigs are in hog heaven at the Woodland Park Zoo Boy rescues penguin egg at Seattle zoo http://www.kplu.org/post/boy-rescues-penguin-egg-seattle-zoo <p>Seattle zoo officials want to thank a young visitor whose sharp eyes helped save a penguin egg that was close to hatching.</p><div><p>The boy was at the Humboldt penguin exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo when he spotted an egg set on a cliff and alerted a zoo keeper.</p><p> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 22:02:49 +0000 The Associated Press 4757 at http://www.kplu.org Boy rescues penguin egg at Seattle zoo First baby wallaby for Seattle zoo; Tiger debut in Tacoma http://www.kplu.org/post/first-baby-wallaby-seattle-zoo-tiger-debut-tacoma <p>A 5-month-old baby wallaby has started peeking out of its mother&#39;s pouch at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.</p><div><p>The zoo says it&#39;s the first infant wallaby &mdash; known as a joey &mdash; born at the zoo. And, in Tacoma a tiger that the zoo there hopes will become a love interest for Jaya will be introduced to the public.</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:48:20 +0000 The Associated Press 4597 at http://www.kplu.org First baby wallaby for Seattle zoo; Tiger debut in Tacoma Solar power gaining momentum in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/solar-power-gaining-momentum-seattle <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-980832.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-980832.mp3</a></p><p>From carousels to picnic shelters and libraries, solar power is becoming more commonplace in Seattle.</p><p>City Light says it has seen big growth in customer demand for alternative energy over the past decade &ndash; and small solar is one of the biggest draws.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2255 at http://www.kplu.org Solar power gaining momentum in Seattle Seattle zoo's grizzly bear brothers are back online http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-zoos-grizzly-bear-brothers-are-back-online <p>Woodland Park Zoo&rsquo;s 17-year-old grizzly bear brothers Keema and Denali can be watched live online 24/7 through the zoo&rsquo;s partnership with Ustream, an internet live streaming service.</p><p>(You can also watch the video inside)</p><p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 23:39:50 +0000 Jake Ellison 2225 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle zoo's grizzly bear brothers are back online Ocelot born at Woodland Park Zoo http://www.kplu.org/post/ocelot-born-woodland-park-zoo <p>A set of new spots and striping has appeared at Woodland Park Zoo with the birth of an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocelot">ocelot. </a>The single kitten was born on January 15 at the zoo, marking the second litter between mother Bella, and father Brazil. The mother and kitten are off public view in a birthing den where they are being monitored via a web cam:</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8iOyfToj-A">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8iOyfToj-A</a></p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:46:00 +0000 Gary Crawford 784 at http://www.kplu.org Ocelot born at Woodland Park Zoo Real-life Seahawks have landed at Woodland Park Zoo http://www.kplu.org/post/real-life-seahawks-have-landed-woodland-park-zoo <P>Have you ever seen an actual Seahawk? No, we're not talking about Matt Hasselbeck or Marshawn Lynch here, but the natural, feathered namesake of Seattle's NFL team.</P> <P>The bird's proper name is the Steller's sea eagle and two of them now are now in residence at <A href="http://woodlandparkzblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/sea-eagles-newest-members-of-seahawks.html">Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo</A>. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 23:16:28 +0000 Gary Crawford 539 at http://www.kplu.org Real-life Seahawks have landed at Woodland Park Zoo