Woodland Zoo Pt. II

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

One of the animals that I really wanted to see was the giraffe. Why of all animals would I be interested in seeing a giraffe? I absolutely love them because they look stunning. Aside from their unique prints, they are tall, with long necks, and walk in a really awesome way. Yes, I know I am strange for liking them for those reasons. I happened to walk by a young calf who was enjoying herself watching me watching her.

I also came across lions, warthogs, an elephant, a Komodo dragon, tapirs, meerkats, leopards, poisonous amphibians, snakes, birds, monkeys, toucans, pythons, and more.

Here’s a bit of information on the elephant that I saw!
Asian elephant
Elephas maximus

Born: 1979 in Thailand. Came to WPZ when she was around 1 year old.
Gender: Female
Weight: around 8,550 pounds (Oct. 2008)

Chai was a gift to the citizens of Seattle in 1980 from Thai Airways International and the Dusit Zoo, (Bangkok, Thailand) to celebrate the inaugural service of the airline to the United States.

Chai is uniformly dark skinned with pinkish cheeks. She also has a crooked tail and the tops of her ears do not curl forward. Chai is known for her slow, deliberate movements, coupled with an alert intelligence. She and Watoto are especially close.
Check out part 1 and part 3 of this post for more animals!

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. I was not told to write about The Woodland Zoo by any of the aforementioned companies. I just simply want to share my experience at this zoo.* 

To see more posts from my trip to Seattle, check out this tag here

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