Recent Press Releases

August 10, 2015
Sun in the sky, 'snow' on the ground at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Aug. 22

August 5, 2015
Discover hands-on exploration and fun this summer - Explore the Shore provides oceans of learning about sea animals

July 30, 2015
Sharks, sharks, and more sharks! It's a shark extravaganza at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium August 8

July 29, 2015
Plants live at the Zoo, too! Monthly garden tours showcase landscape at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

July 16, 2015
E.T. walrus dies at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
E.T.: 1982-2015 Pacific walrus inspired generations to learn more about Arctic animals

July 16, 2015
E.T. walrus seriously ill and will undergo surgery at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium today

July 13, 2015
What a great deal: Four-and-a-half hours at the Zoo for half off general admission

June 29, 2015
Growing up fast: 8-month-old Sumatran tiger triplets to make debut in Zoo's largest outdoor exhibit for tigers Tuesday morning

June 12, 2015
And their names are... Orchid, Banyan, Kapok and Teak

June 10, 2015
Two beach programs offer hands-on exploration and fun this summer

June 8, 2015
All dads get half-off general admission at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Sunday, June 21, in recognition of Father's Day

June 8, 2015
Point Defiance Zoo camps offer educational fun for all ages


June 8, 2015
Endangered Sumatran tiger dies of apparent liver disease at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

June 4, 2015
Clouded leopard quadruplets to make public debut Friday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

May 22, 2015


May 19, 2015
Clouded leopard quadruplets are healthy and growing at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

May 14, 2015
Four endangered clouded leopard cubs born at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

May 4, 2015
SUMMER OF 2015 BUCKET LIST

May 4, 2015
In honor of Moms - It's Half-Price Moms' Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Saturday

April 29, 2015
Summer of Wonder begins this weekend at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

April 29, 2015
Tacoma shipping company honored with Paw of Approval award for its innovative work in reducing carbon emissions

April 15, 2015
We're expecting! Clouded leopards pregnant with at least two cubs, and Magellanic penguins are nesting on eggs at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

April 13, 2015
Elderly polar bear receives chemotherapy for advanced-stage cancer

April 10, 2015
8- and 9-year-old sisters from Spokane area help Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium mark 5,000th participant milestone in Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive program

April 10, 2015
Polar bear Glacier undergoing sophisticated testing for assessment of liver cancer

April 8, 2015
Longtime Zoo employee and educator Karen Povey named Education Curator at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

April 6, 2015
Celebrate Mother Earth - and meet some pretty cool animals - during a party for the planet Saturday and Sunday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

March 10, 2015
Plan now to spend a Spring Break 'Staycation' with the conservation superstars at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

February 24, 2015
Elderly red wolf dies following sudden illness at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

February 6, 2015
A 'bear' of a toothache: Veterinary dental expert extracts abscessed and fractured teeth from 880-pound polar bear at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

February 6, 2015
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium to host public meeting on Feb. 18 to discuss plans for new aquarium and upcoming exhibit renovations

January 31, 2015
Birds of a feather: Red-legged seriema Twiggy picks Seahawks to win Super Bowl

January 29, 2015
12th Man flags 'flies' underwater in shark exhibit at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

January 27, 2015
Nominations now open for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's Paw of Approval award recognizing environmental stewardship among Pierce County businesses


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