The Story of the Animals and People of Woodland Park Zoo

John Bierlein and Staff of HistoryLink

  • $29.95 paperback (9781933245416) Add to Cart
  • hardcover not available
  • Published: May 2017
  • Subject Listing: Pacific Northwest / Art and Culture; Nature and Environment
  • Bibliographic information: 200 pp., 242 illus., 157 in color, 9 x 10 in.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Distributed for: HistoryLink / Woodland Park Zoo
  • Contents

Follow the history of Woodland Park Zoo from its nineteenth-century beginnings as a park originally carved from the wilderness north of downtown Seattle to promote a nearby real estate development. As Seattle grew, its zoo engendered civic pride and the animals in its growing collection became local personalities. By the 1970s, the zoo emerged as an international pioneer in zoo design. Lavishly illustrated, Woodland provides a narrative of changing ideas about the relationship between humans and animals, and a fond look at the zoo's animals and the people who care for them.

"An intriguing history and exploration of the challenges, innovations, lore and controversies surrounding Seattle's zoo that will enrich your next zoo visits, this summer and beyond. . . . Full of superb photography."
-Brian J. Cantwell, Seattle Times