Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo is dedicated to fostering conservation science regionally through our Living Northwest program. Living Northwest leverages zoo-based resources to carry out and support Pacific Northwest wildlife conservation projects. Within Living Northwest, our Carnivore Science and Conservation Program addresses both the conservation and science of Pacific Northwest mammalian carnivores (e.g. wolves, fishers, wolverines, coyotes, bobcats, cougars, black bears, and grizzly bears). These wide-ranging, charismatic species provide excellent opportunities for researching and discussing ecological connectivity, climate change adaptation, human-wildlife conflict resolution, and other priorities for regional conservation and environmental sustainability. Living Northwest also supports educational efforts including partnership programs that engage local school students in developing science inquiry skills as they pursue investigations about mammals (including carnivores) in their community and how people can coexist safely with them.