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Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park.
Written by Veterinarian Dr. Kadie Anderson Nutmeg, our 16-year-old female beaver and mother to Butternut, recently visited the Zoo vet for her annual physical exam. During the exam, Associate Veterinarian Dr. Kadie Anderson noticed hair loss on Nutmeg’s underside and suspected allergies. Animals with allergies can show signs of hair loss because they are itchy … Continued
Clouded leopard Orchid recently received her routine wellness exam, which included x-rays, an ultrasound, dental cleaning, vaccination boosters and blood and urine collection for testing. Orchid lives with her brother, Banyan, at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater, where the two cats serve as animal ambassadors. After Orchid is anesthetized and transported … Continued
There’s a new tiger in town! An 11-year-old male Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv (pronounced sun-jeev) recently made his debut at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. The 286-pound male tiger arrived in December from Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center on a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan® for Sumatran tigers. … Continued