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Mirror, Mirror on the ground, whoโ€™s the cutest penguin around? ๐Ÿชž See when Rio met himself in the mirror for the very first time. The penguins were given a mirror box for enrichment and Rio loved it! ๐Ÿง 

๐Ÿ“น: Keeper Kristyn
Thereโ€™s still time to cast your vote to name โ€œthe baby!โ€ Head over to and pick your favorite!

#muskoxen #muskoxcalf
Itโ€™s Elephant Appreciation Day! And who better to recognize than the Queen, Suki! 

Suki is one of the oldest Asian elephants in the country. She even has a team of professionals at the Zoo that focuses on all things Suki and ensures she receives the highest level of care.

You can also celebrate her this weekend for her birthday! Suki turns 59, and festivities are in order. From Sept 22-24, you can sign her birthday card (12pm โ€“ 2:30pm), watch her eat fruit pies, and stay for a special keeper chat (1pm).
Did you know larval and juvenile rockfish are a food source for juvenile salmon, other marine fish and seabirds? 

Rockfish are essential to the Puget Sound food web! And the kelp they use for protection is critical.

Thatโ€™s why Zoo divers are conducting underwater kelp and rockfish surveys. The data they gather helps determine the state of these (and other) underwater species. 

Read more about these surveys at
The growing, fuzzy muskox calf continues to do well and is staying close to her mom, Charlotte! ๐Ÿ’— The adorable calf, born Sept. 7, is full of energy and her keepers describe her as rambunctious and brave. Help name the playful calf from a slate of keeper-chosen names through Sept. 25 at noon. ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ Vote at The winning name will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 26. ๐ŸŽ‰
We want to take a moment to share more about @zoos_aquariums and @wt_alliance's #NotAPet campaign. The high global demand for exotic pets like servals fuels the illegal capture and trade of millions of animals. But there's good news - it's easy to be an advocate for exotic animals and help reduce the demand for the illegal pet trade! Learn more from keeper Jessie on why animals like Sheldon are #NotAPet, and take the pledge at ๐Ÿพ
Tilli has her sniffer going for her 18th birthday! ๐Ÿ’• Keeper Brynn made the adorable aardvark a special cake blended with insectivore chow and meat baby food, topped with mealworms and whipped cream. ๐ŸŽ‚ Happy birthday, Tilli! ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ“น: Keeper Katie

#aardvark #birthdaycake #pointdefiancezoo #enrichment