Welcome to Rocky Shores
The Rocky Shores exhibits replicate an area of the craggy coastline near Cape Flattery, Washington.
Be Dazzled by Dozer
The 3,650-pound male Pacific walrus with 17-inch tusks is now on exhibit.
Dozer is 23 years old and will live at Point Defiance Zoo for several months on a breeding loan through the Walrus Conservation Consortium. Dozer will be introduced to female walruses Kulu, Joan and Basilla.
You may see any combination of those four from above-water viewing in Rocky Shores. Open Hours >
Kulu, a playful 22-year-old female Pacific walrus, is on a long-term loan from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium.
Renovation updateRocky Shores animals are taking a temporary behind-the-scenes break during some construction work on their exhibit home. Walruses Dozer, Joan, Kulu, and Basilla can be seen from above-water viewing.
The newly renovated exhibits are expected to open in early 2017.
For more than three decades, E.T. the walrus has been a beloved symbol of the Zoo's conservation efforts. He often entertained visitors with his flipper waves, pool splashes, and vocalizations. E.T. died last year at age 33.
Honoring E.T. with a sculpture
The community is raising money to fund a life-sized bronze sculpture to be installed outside the Zoo's front gate.
Support E.T.'s legacy >