Do more than see rhinos. Look out for them.



Partners in Conservation

International Rhino Foundation

Woodland Park Zoo is partnering with the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) to save the greater one-horned rhino in the wild.

All five living rhino species (black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan) are in peril from poaching, forest loss and habitat conversion and human settlements encroaching on their habitats in India, Africa and Indonesia. Woodland Park Zoo is working with IRF, the government of Assam, and other key organizations to increase the population of the Greater one-horned rhino from a low of 200 throughout India and Nepal at the beginning of the 20th century to 3,000 in seven of Assam, India’s protected areas by the year 2020.

Turtle Survival Alliance

The Turtle Survival Alliance’s India program is managed by Indian biologists who work with local communities to conserve imperiled turtle species. Converting former poachers into protectors, the program seeks to end the devastating illegal trade that has devastated turtle populations.


What are we Doing to Help?

Over 85% of the world’s Greater one-horned rhino population lives in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India. This puts the population at risk from catastrophes like floods or disease outbreaks. By funding the translocation of rhinos to new protected parks, we are helping to decrease the possibility of human-rhino conflict, and increase the opportunity for population growth.


Photo courtesy of International Rhino Foundation

Rhino release – courtesy International Rhino Foundation


You Can Look Out for Rhinos

Help us make a home for rhinos—here and across the globe

With Assam Rhino Reserve, we’re asking you to do more than see rhinos—look out for them. Help us complete the Assam Rhino Reserve special exhibition, provide daily care for the rhinos who will call it home, and fund efforts to protect and defend rhino habitat from poachers.







You Can Stop Traffic Too

Wildlife is trafficked right here in Washington state. You can help stop the local illegal trade. Answer these lifestyle questions to generate your personalized conservation action tip.



Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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