Animal Safari: Cougar Mountain Zoo

If you love animals, then this is the program for you! Join us for an animal safari where we will be taking a virtual trip to check out and learn about new animals each week. This week we will be visiting the Cougar Mountain Zoo.

The Cougar Mountain Zoo, located in Issaquah, Washington, is a non-profit zoological park situated on the north slope of Cougar Mountain, about 15 miles east of Seattle. Established in 1972, the zoo focuses on endangered species and promoting conservation through education.

Key aspects of the Cougar Mountain Zoo include:

  • Endangered Species: The zoo emphasizes the conservation of endangered species, including lemurs from Madagascar, Bengal tigers, and endangered birds from various parts of the world.
  • Unique Exhibits: The zoo features exhibits of tigers, wolves, reindeer, cranes, wallabies, macaws, and cougars, among others. One notable exhibit is the “Tiger Tunnel,” which allows visitors to view tigers up close.
  • Educational Programs: The zoo offers lectures, presentations, and demonstrations, as well as outreach programs to various groups. It also has a membership program called “The Living Classroom” for children and youth groups.
  • Special Encounters: Visitors can enjoy unique experiences like the Special Tiger Tunnel Encounter and Tiger Feeding Experience.
  • Facilities: The zoo includes a wildlife museum, a nature gallery, and educational facilities.

Cougar Mountain Zoo operates Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm from January to November, and hosts special events like the Cougar Mountain Reindeer Festival in December.

Check out their website: Cougar Mountain Zoo

Please register below or by email: Alyssa@WeThriveTogether.org.