Have you visited Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo recently? If not, you’ve been missing out. There are several new baby animals at the Woodland Park Zoo, including a baby pudu that was born on May 5, 2022.
Pudus are the tiniest deer variety in the world, which makes a baby pudu one of the cutest things you can find in Seattle (we did a rigorous scientific investigation). You can visit the Woodland Park Zoo now to catch a glimpse of the baby pudu frolicking with its proud parents, but there are a few tips to know in order to have the best chance at seeing it when you go.
Read on for all the information on seeing the baby pudu at the Woodland Park Zoo.
Where can I see the pudu family? The pudus are located in the Woodland Park Zoo’s Temperate Forest habitat.
What are the best times to go to see the baby pudu? According to the zoo’s blog, the best time to see the fawn is around 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM when he’s most active. The zoo is open seven days a week and is located at 5500 Phinney Ave N.
What is the baby pudu’s name? The Woodland Park Zoo has yet to announce the baby pudu’s name, saying on the zoo blog on June 8 that it is currently unnamed. We will update this post when we know the baby pudu’s name!
Are there any other baby animals at the Woodland Park Zoo? While you’re there, the pudu isn’t the only recent addition to the Woodland Park Zoo! Several other baby animals were born there in recent months, including three baby penguins in April, an Asian small-clawed otter pup born in December 2021, and a pair of sloth bear cubs this past January. You can also visit two-year-old gorilla Kitoko and his mom.
You can find the twin sloth bear cubs with their mom Kushali in the public outdoor exhibit in Banyan Wilds. Their birth this past January was great news for the Sloth Bear Species Survival Plan.
You can find otter cub Sotong playing in the zoo’s Banyan Wilds along with her parents Little Frei and Conner. She was born this past December and is currently thriving at the zoo.
The Woodland Park Zoo is open seven days a week from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. It is located in Woodland Park in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. For more information, visit the zoo’s website here.