SUSTAINABLE WATER USE
Credit: Studio Hanson/Roberts
Woodland Park Zoo designs with the environment in mind. Continuing the innovative filtering techniques used at the zoo’s award-winning Humboldt penguin exhibit, water features and systems in the new exhibit complex will be based on the principles of biomimicry by which streams and ponds are filtered naturally through a series of settling ponds and con-structed wetlands. These systems are at the forefront of sustainable design and conservation strategies in the Pacific Northwest, replacing the inefficient practice of dumping and refilling water features.