Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Submit Your Photos of Homer

You’ve asked If you could share photos of Homer, and the answer is most emphatically yes. We would welcome them.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium staff members are touched by the public outpouring of sympathy and good wishes on the passing of Homer, our Northern sea otter, who was humanely euthanized on Monday due to serious illness. At 25, she was believed to be the last sea otter survivor of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. She lived at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for 24 years, delighting visitors daily as she swam in the sea otter pool.

Many of you have asked whether you might share personal photos of Homer. We welcome your photos and will put together a memory book for the staff of our Rocky Shores exhibit area. They compassionately and professionally cared for Homer for nearly all of her life. Staff and visitors were fortunate to have this animal at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for nearly a quarter-century. She will be missed.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium reserves the right to use images uploaded to this gallery for advertising, display, publication, or other purposes. Further, by uploading to this gallery, you attest you have actual authority to agree to the use of the likeness of all persons included in the portrait in this manner. 

Please note that once your image has uploaded and you click "close," you may see a request for a password to gain access to the gallery. This is normal, as all of our galleries are password protected. Rest assured: we have your image! Thank you!

Upload your pictures of Homer the Sea Otter.