Woodland Park Zoo is the first zoo I’ve ever visited in North America. Visiting a zoo has been on my to-do list for a long time, and this zoo didn’t disappoint me!
Winter 2018 Day 1 Itinerary
- Tony’s Coffee House & Fairhaven
- Chuckanut Drive
- Woodland Park Zoo (This Post)
- Starbucks Reserve Roastery
- [Dinner] Pasta Freska
What We Did
The zoo is massive and is roughly divided into 6 zones, which showcase animals from different environment and regions. We came in from the west entrance and walked through the zoo in the counterclockwise direction. The first animal we saw by the entrance was the penguins.
Tropical Rain Forest
The first zone we went through was the tropical rain forest. Many animals are in the indoor area, including frogs and snakes.
Gorillas are also in this zone. It was happy and sad to see our close relative here.
The next zone was the temperate forest. Most birds in the zoo are in this area, including the flamingos and the cranes.
The most exciting zone was, of course, the African Savanna. The zebras, the hippo, the giraffes, and the lions all live here. There were supposed to be ostriches, but I didn’t see them.
The rhino is at the tropical Asia zone. Unfortunately, it was taking a shower indoor with staff members, so I didn’t have a chance for photos.
The tiger also lives here. It was sleeping and lying against the glass when we were there. It was very close by, but there were also endless crowds.
My next photo chance was at the northern trail. The wolves were very beautiful!
It was my first time seeing a brown bear. Bear encounters are quite common in Metro Vancouver, but I have yet seen one myself. I probably shouldn’t hope for such things!
I managed to take the following photo when the otter was swimming by very swiftly.
The last zone was the Australasia zone. The ones in the below photo are actually wallaroos, which are smaller in size.
Even though my sister commented that it is not the right way to treat animals, I still felt blessed when I could see so many animals all at once. My next goal is to see them in the wild, such as national parks!