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WOODLAND PARK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

AKA Woodland Park Zoo or WPZ

Seattle, WA

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WOODLAND PARK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Also Known As:
Woodland Park Zoo or WPZ
Physical Address:
Seattle, WA 98103 
EIN:
91-6070005
Web URL:
www.zoo.org
Blog URL:
woodlandparkzblog.bl...
Leadership:
Dr. Deborah Jensen
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2011
Revenue
Total Revenue $33,949,517
Expenses
Total Expenses $32,563,797

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Basic Organization Information

WOODLAND PARK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Also Known As:
Woodland Park Zoo or WPZ
Physical Address:
Seattle, WA 98103 
EIN:
91-6070005
Web URL:
www.zoo.org 
Blog URL:
woodlandparkzblog.bl... 
NTEE Category:
D Animal related 
D50 Zoo, Zoological Society 
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C60 Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs 
B Educational Institutions 
B20 Elementary, Secondary Ed 
Ruling Year:
1967 

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Mission Statement

Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. April, 2014)

Dr. Deborah Jensen

Term:

Since Jan 2002

Profile:

Dr. Deborah B. Jensen joined Woodland Park Zoo in 2002 as President and CEO. She is responsible for overall management of the zoo including animal management, conservation programming, education and research, board and community relations, financial management, capital and operations fundraising, and general administration. A conservation biologist by training, Deborah has more than 20 years of experience leading conservation and environmental science programs. Prior to joining the zoo, she served as Vice President of the Conservation Science division at The Nature Conservancy's worldwide office. She received her Ph.D., master's and bachelor's degrees from University of California at Berkeley. A noted author and lecturer in conservation science, Deborah is past President of the Society for Conservation Biology.



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Program: Education and Conservation

Budget:
$4,334,230
Category:
Education
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Education and Conservation: From our Zoomazium facility for early learners and science-based elementary school programs to our Advanced Inquiry masters degree program for educators, Woodland Park Zoo pursues a developmental approach to lifelong learning. We seek to foster empathy for nature, build conservation knowledge and skills, and increase personal ownership for actions that benefit wildlife and habitats. Five strategic initiatives focus our zoo education work: Connecting children to nature; Intensifying the impact of zoo experiences; Deepening science education and increasing ecological literacy; Empowering conservation leaders; and Strengthening our leadership through education research. In 2011, more than 730,000 visitors participated in the zoo’s public programs and nearly 88,000 students, teachers and chaperones visited the zoo in school groups or received a zoo outreach program. And in a 2010 study, 48% of zoo visitors could identify an action the zoo is taking to help wildlife and more than 35,000 visitors were found to have engaged in measurable conservation action as a result of their zoo visit. Woodland Park Zoo is a regional institution with international impact. Our zoo supports conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the world, reflecting the major exhibit biomes at the zoo. These in-situ projects help local communities institute conservation solutions combining habitat and species protection, research, education, and community livelihood through conservation commerce. The zoo also collaborates with other accredited zoos and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to raise endangered native animals for release into the wild.

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Program: Animal Care and Exhibits

Budget:
$7,796,788
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Woodland Park Zoo's animal care professionals are experts in the competitive fields of veterinary medicine and zookeeping. Our animal care experts provide the highest quality care for animals every day. Woodland Park Zoo manages the largest live animal collection in Washington state with approximately 1,090 specimens representing nearly 300 species including 35 endangered and five threatened species. Through Species Survival Plans, our zoo collaborates with other accredited zoos to preserve genetically-diverse populations of some of the world's most endangered animals. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has honored our zoo with seven major exhibit awards: Humboldt penguin, Jaguar Cove, Trail of Vines, Northern Trail, Tropical Rain Forest, Elephant Forest and African Savanna. Only the Bronx Zoo has received more exhibit awards.

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Program: Horticulture, Grounds and Facilities

Budget:
$7,232,869
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Woodland Park Zoo’s exhibit areas include outdoor and indoor spaces, including the Tropical Rain Forest building which houses the Tropical Rain Forest dome with free-flying birds; Bug World with a host of invertebrates; the Day Exhibit with dozens of species of reptiles and amphibians; the Northern Trail Taiga Shelter with viewing areas showcasing grizzly bears, mountain goats, arctic foxes and river otters. In addition, there are several exhibits throughout the zoo with covered animal viewing areas, as well as Zoomazium, an indoor, nature-themed play area for children.   The flora at Woodland Park Zoo play an equally critical role. Our 92-acre grounds feature hundreds of trees, plants, shrubs, bushes, and flowers. Trees help stabilize soil and provide shade, canopy or shelter for animals. Other plants help illustrate habitats from far reaches of the globe. Many of our plants and trees burst forth with floral displays, providing food for insects and birds and beauty for zoo visitors.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

For more than a hundred years, Woodland Park Zoo has been a special gathering place for generations of Washington families. The zoo encompasses 92 acres and manages the largest animal collection in Washington state with more than 1,100 animals representing nearly 300 species plus 62 species of invertebrates. The zoo provides a home for 35 endangered and five threatened animal species. The zoo’s botanical collection includes more than 92,000 plants and trees representing more than 1,000 species.   Zoo grounds are divided into bioclimatic zones representing unique habitats around the world, from tropical rain forests to the chilly climes of southcentral Alaska. The zoo's 1976 Long-Range Plan revolutionized the world of zoos by setting international standards for animal care and realistic landscape exhibits that allow animals to thrive and be seen in naturalistic environments. An updated physical development plan reaffirms the zoo's commitment to provide new conservation facilities and exhibits that enhance its ability to provide the highest quality of animal care and continue to contribute to the survival of wildlife.   The zoo serves a large regional audience and is a major Washington state attraction, drawing more than a million visitors annually. Each year more than 400,000 visitors participate in the zoo’s free public programs and nearly 70,000 students, teachers and chaperones visit the zoo in school groups. Woodland Park Zoo annually provides 40,000 complimentary tickets to more than 300 King County social service organizations for individuals that may be limited in their ability to pay admission fees.   The zoo has garnered seven major exhibit awards by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (formerly the American Association of Zoos & Aquariums): Humboldt penguin, Jaguar Cove, Trail of Vines, Northern Trail, Tropical Rain Forest, Elephant Forest, African Savanna. In addition, we have numerous awards for our breeding programs.

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