Say goodbye to Seattle’s slow loris, bush babies, and other nocturnal animals

Due to budget cuts, Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo is permanently closing its Night Exhibit of nocturnal animals at the end of February.

A few of the animals will stay at the zoo and be moved to different exhibits. The pygmy lorises and a slow loris will stay but will not be on public view. Unfortunately, the rest of the animals will be relocated to other zoos.

Here’s the zoo’s announcement and their FAQ about the closure of the exhibit, including information on which animals will be staying or going.

Matt and I visited the Night Exhibit last week, and we will especially miss the slow loris and the galagos (bush babies).

slow loris

Here’s video of the twin galagos born at the Woodland Park Zoo in October 2008:

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3 responses to “Say goodbye to Seattle’s slow loris, bush babies, and other nocturnal animals

  1. Oh! That’s distressing. I grew up in Seattle, and my favorite exhibit was the Nocturnal House. I was there when the exhibit opened. Gloom.

  2. they used to be sleepless in Seattle

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