Family & Pets

Special Winter Events at Area Zoos

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credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Cougar Mountain Zoo
Monday – Friday
December 26 – 30
19525 SE 54th Street
Issaquah, WA 98027
425.392.6278
http://www.CougarMountainZoo.org

From Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30 it’s the Issaquah Reindeer Festival! From 11:00am to 3:00pm, come see the reindeer, just back from helping Santa around the world, including the newest of the herd, five month old baby reindeer Rogue. Tickets are available at the door — general admission, $12.50; seniors, $11.50; children under 12, $10.50.

Woodland Park Zoo
Monday – Wednesday
December 26 – 28
5500 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
206.548.2500
http://www.zoo.org

Some animals hibernate during the winter, but you don’t have to. During the winter school break, take a wildlife trek at Woodland Park Zoo’s Winter Celebration where you’ll enjoy a repertoire of animal behaviors as animals munch on holiday-themed treats such as wreaths with assorted fruit, evergreen trees with ornamental fruit, and boughs and wrapped boxes. Winter Celebration is part of the zoo’s ongoing enrichment program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally stimulated and engage zoo visitors.

Northwest Trek
Monday – Sunday
December 26 – January 1, 2012
11610 Trek Drive East
Eatonville, WA 98328
360.832.6117
http://www.nwtrek.org

Bundle up and bring your flock to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park during winter break this year for the 3rd annual Winter Wildland celebration. Watch animals throughout the wildlife park enjoy fun, holiday-themed enrichments. Then head over to the indoor, seasonally-themed Cheney Family Discovery Center to learn about how animals adapt to winter. Activities are free with wildlife park admission and appropriate for all ages. 9:30am – 3:00pm

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