Recent News Releases

August 1, 2016
3-month-old muskox calf to make public debut Tuesday at Point Defiance Zoo

July 26, 2016
Splish, splash, we're having a summer blast at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium - California sea lion makes his debut

July 7, 2016
Sugar and Spice and all things nice: The votes are in, and the public picked sweet names for sister Nigerian dwarf goats born two weeks ago at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

July 3, 2016
Sharks, sharks, and more sharks! it's a shark extravaganza at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on July 9-10

June 28, 2016
We're 'bleating' the drums with exciting news: female Nigerian dwarf goat twins born in Kids' Zone at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

June 26, 2016
Groundbreaking celebration set for July 11 for new Pacific Seas Aquarium

June 21, 2016
Indiana Bones and his sidekicks - plus some awesome new friends - are back this weekend at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's live animal show

June 17, 2016
Wanna find Dory? Come see a real version of the animated Disney star, along with a variety of her aquatic pals at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

May 27, 2016
Bugs Alive! New program debuts Saturday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium to give visitors an up-close view into the wonderful world of crawly things

May 26, 2016
Tiger triplets to appear together and get special enrichments at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium this weekend as one of them prepares to leave Tacoma for a new home in Southern California

May 12, 2016
Endangered Species Spotlight, May 21-22, will celebrate conservation efforts

May 6, 2016
Introducing Saffron, Masala and Coriander

May 2, 2016
Two beach programs offer hands-on exploration and fun

April 28, 2016
Sumatran tiger Jaya dies at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

April 27, 2016
Sumatran tiger critically ill at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

April 25, 2016
Sea otter dies at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

April 21, 2016
Clouded leopard triplets to make public debut Friday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

April 18, 2016
Zoo's Dr. Holly Reed Wildlife Conservation Fund awards 21 grants totaling $131,360 to help fund research and wildlife conservation at home and around the world

April 8, 2016
Watch a movie, protect a species: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium sponsors exclusive screening of the documentary "Red Wolf Revival" at Grand Cinema on April 28

April 7, 2016
Endangered clouded leopard cubs growing fast at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

April 1, 2016
Three endangered clouded leopard cubs born at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

March 28, 2016
Spend a spring break 'staycation' with conservation superstars at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

March 9, 2016
Dive in to experience the magic of marine life during Ocean Commotion weekend, March 19-20

March 8, 2016
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park to expand days of operation and hours on March 18; wildlife park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium are open on Easter Sunday, March 27

March 7, 2016
February 3, 2016
February brings Valentine's fun at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, plus a bonus event for Leap Day weekend

February 2, 2016
Plants live at the Zoo, too! Monthly garden tours showcase landscape at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

January 21, 2016
Tiger "brothers" Berani and Dumai to separate as Malayan tiger Berani moves on to another zoo through a managed breeding program

January 11, 2016

January 4, 2016
Nominations now open for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's Paw of Approval Award recognizing environmental stewardship among Pierce County businesses


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