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Terra the Tamandua Gives Birth

April 29, 2021: Terra the Southern tamandua gave birth to a healthy female pup on Friday, April 23 behind the scenes at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater area.

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Indah the tigerEndangered Sumatran Tiger Back Home

April 1, 2021: Indah is one of the tiger triplets born at Point Defiance Zoo in 2014. In 2016, Indah left as part of a recommendation by the Species Survival Plan®. Now, she’s back home in Tacoma.

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Chester undergoes procedure at OSU
Chester undergoes procedure at OSU
Endangered Red Wolf Receives Novel Operation

March 17, 2021: Chester was born with a congenital defect in his liver known as a shunt. To fix it, doctors needed to block the errant vessel and keep the blood running through his liver’s filtration system.

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City Nature Challenge

March 16, 2021: From April 30-May 3, the annual global event asks ordinary folks to become nature scientists for an hour, a day, however long they have. And there’s no experience necessary.

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Two Aquariums Reopen Friday, March 5

March 2, 2021: It’s time for sharks! And green sea turtles, eagle rays and jellies too. The Pacific Seas Aquarium and South Pacific Aquarium are reopening March 5 with protocols to keep guests safe and healthy.

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love at zoo sealLove at the Zoo Returns

Jan. 20, 2021: Love at the Zoo, the hugely popular Valentine’s Day event, returns for the long Presidents’ Day weekend with animal enrichments, Shoutouts, cards and more.

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lar gibbon swingingLar Gibbon Brothers Arrive

Jan. 11, 2021: Two new lar gibbon brothers, Orion and Aries, have arrived at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium with singing and swinging in the Asian Forest Sanctuary.

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