Cougar Mountain Zoo, Issaquah

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  • A great surprise. Wonderful grounds and habitat easily walked by Seniors, with beautiful hilltop views of the surrounding area. Well kept and clean, highly educational for all age groups,and obviously...  more »
  • We go to this zoo a few times a year! Love the staff, the reindeer festival is a must see, but anytime of year is great to see the cougars, reindeer, big cats, the beautiful macaws...the lemurs, crane...  more »
  • Even though it is a very small zoo, the kids (2 - 10yrs old, 2 - 8 yrs old) had a great time. The zoo keepers would keep an eye out to help the kids feed some of the animals. They would also ask the k...  more »
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  • Small, well kept beautiful zoo. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The animals seem happy and well cared for. I think a small zoo like this is great to bring kids to. They can see many interesting animals but not get too tired. It was my first time here and I'm impressed. There are great views of the mountains and Lake Sammamish too. The zoo sells cups of fruit you can feed to certain animals, and for 18 dollars you can feed the tigers, an experience I've not seen offered anywhere else.
  • Friendly, approachable staff. Interactive exhibits, lots of animal enrichment. Accessible and easily walkable, great for an hour or two visit. Lovely view of Issaquah and mountains beyond as well. Parking was fine today, but it was very cold... will be curious to see how quickly it fills up on warm and sunny days, as there didn't appear to be an expansive lot, just a few rows.
  • Small but very interesting and entertaining. The animals seemed to be very well cared for and the zoo has a committed message about conservation and care for endangered species. I appreciated the tiger talk and the animal walkabout, it was great to speak with the keepers. The bronze statue garden is really beautiful as well.
  • We love this zoo! Its small but perfect for a quick side visit when we're out with the kids. Its a great size for a toddler attention span and is never super crowded which is great for access. We love feeding all the animals and the staff is always friendly. The reindeer festival is their main event which also was awesome.
  • Great environment, Beautiful Animals , it's a smaller zoo though I feel it adds to the experience. Its as near to a nature experience as I have had in a zoo type setting. The staff is great and offer cool interactive sessions throughout the day. This place has made it to my list of favorites.
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