It's international tiger day, so why not spend the weekend out and about with family and exploring wildlife? No, you won't find a tiger out in the forest of Washington, or we hope not. But you will find them at wildlife preservation and zoos right here in Washington
Washington has at least five terrific zoos and aquariums for families to visit. You can see amazing exotic animals and powerful rescued, endangered, and vulnerable animals living in our protected Washington sanctuaries.
Being a Mayor I get a lot of different requests, some of which I gladly accept. For example, a 4th grade class was assigned a project. They were to write a letter to the Mayor and offer up proposal for a zoo in Yakima.
“Look at those cheeks! They’re so cute I could just eat them.” When grandma says it she only kinda means it. This lioness on the other hand, looks like she’d like nothing more than to smash through the glass and help herself to one heaping plate or adorable, clueless human. You can almost taste the cute.
Residents in Seattle now have access to one of the best pick-me-ups ever.
A baby ocelot named Evita finally made an appearance Monday morning at the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo. The 3-month-old spotted feline was born in early 2011 and has since been bonding with its mom behind closed doors.
The highly venomous cobra, which made headlines after she escaped from her holding cage in the Bronx Zoo last Friday, was captured Thursday morning in a dark corner of the Reptile House, according to Bronx Zoo officials.
During her week on the lam the Egyptian Cobra has become a world-wide celebrity, and a joke Twitter account set up on the snake's behalf now has about 200,000 followers.