Mission: The Cougar Mountain Zoo and Zoological Society of Washington are dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of the earth’s wildlife and the role of humanity in nature through education, research, captive breeding, conservation, exhibition and recreation.
Results: The zoo has been expanding since 2005, opening new exhibits such as the Magic Forest and the World of Macaws. We have also added more educational programs to our facility, increased our endangered species number to help bring forth awareness of their plight and are working on raising funds for a new cheetah conservation facility.
Target demographics: to help the local community learn about animals and the natural world
Geographic areas served: Pacific Northwest
Programs: mini lectures throughout the day, skilled docents available at all times to answer questions, outreach programs to schools, churches, senior centers, community gatherings and guided group tours.
The Cougar Mountain Zoo is a treasure in our little town of Issaquah! It is beautifully manicured and well-maintained. The enclosures are beautiful. The staff are extremely caring and interactive with the public, and most of all, the animals are healthy and happy! Among Reindeer and Emu and Parrots and Cranes, they have Tigers and Cougars and Lemurs (some of my absolute favorites), so it's like having these wonderful animals in my backyard because they are so close by. I love this Zoo!
If you haven't gone yet, go, you will love it.