Recent Press Releases

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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