Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Welcome to the Asian Forest Sanctuary

Exotic and mysterious, reverent and inspiring, this lush five-acre exhibit complex introduces you to the vanishing species of southern Asia. There are eight exhibit areas with many viewing points, as well as a waterfall, streams, ponds, mineral licks, and bamboo forest.

Visitors are invited to watch the elephants come into the Elephant Barn every afternoon for their dinner. The elephant staff is available daily to satisfy your curiosity about these amazing animals.