Spend Valentine's Day with adorable animals at the Woodland Park Zoo

Jan 27 2020, 6:20 pm

It’s not just humans who deserve love — animals do too!

This February 8, head down to the Woodland Park Zoo to catch the animals celebrating Valentine’s Day with an abundance of cuteness.

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Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo

The zoo animals will spend their day enjoying treats such as honey and strawberries, herbal bouquets, heart-shaped ice pops made of fruit juice, and heart-shaped steaks. While the special treats look adorable, they also help to enrich the lives of the zoo animals and encourages their natural behavior, keeping them mentally and physically stimulated.

Valentine’s Day treat time at the zoo: 

  • Sloth bears 10:00 am
  • Red panda 10:00 am
  • Lions 10:00 am
  • Snow leopards 10:45 am
  • Komodo dragon 11:00 am
  • Orangutans 11:00 am
  • Anoa 11:30 am
  • River otters 11:45 am
  • Grizzly bears noon
  • Steer 1:00 pm
  • Kunekune pigs 1:15 pm
  • Meerkats 1:30 pm
  • Warty pigs 1:30 pm
  • Golden lion tamarins 1:45 pm
  • Penguins 2:00 pm
  • Ambassador animals 2:00 pm
  • Wolves 2:15 pm

According to the Woodland Park Zoo, many Valentine’s Day chocolates include palm oil grown in Indonesia and Malaysia. Tropical rainforests and peat swamps in the countries are being converted into agricultural land in order to produce the palm oil, which confines animals to smaller habitat patches and makes them susceptible to poaching and hunting.

The zoo’s gift shops will be stocking up on chocolates and other sweets from companies that are committed to sourcing certified, sustainable palm oil that doesn’t contribute to deforestation, including Chocolate Frey, Ghirardelli, Hershey’s, Justin’s, Kellogg’s, Lindt and Spungli, Mars/Wrigley’s, Nestle, and Mondelez/Nabisco.

Valentine’s Day at the Woodland Park Zoo

When: February 8, 2020
Time: 10 am to 2:15 pm
Where: Woodland Park Zoo — 5500 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free with zoo admission or membership

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