Woodland Park Zoo Lowers the Temperature (with Icy Treats)
When it gets hot! hot! hot! like this, zoo animals swelter, too. Woodland Park Zoo finds ways of helping them have fun, as well as cope with the heat. Today, Friday, if you swing by the zoo’s Family Farm at 1 p.m., you can watch Kunekune pigs from New Zealand living it up in their kiddie pool. (They’re only seven months old so it’s age appropriate.) At 1:30 p.m. on the Northern Trail, grizzly bears and otters get icy treats (juice and mixed fruits, and fish). If you can’t make it, it might be viewable on their bear cam.
The zoo also holds daily feedings that the public can participate in; getting up close with a giraffe or an elephant will set you back $5.
The Woodland Park Zoo’s summer hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission (through September 30) is $17.75 for adults, $11.50 for children (3-12), and if you can pull off being a toddler, you get in free.