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HoliZOOday Online Auction

November 28, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Bid online to find the perfect gift. Supports The Zoo Society. Nov. 28 - Dec. 9

Cyber Auction

Holiday shopping just got easier.
(Supporting wildlife, too.)
Celebrate the holidays with The Zoo Society! Join our cyber sale and bid on a variety of auction items, gift cards, and experiences. You'll find the perfect gifts for friends and family while helping protect the Earth's resources.
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Tacoma Students Create “Jurassic Zoo and Aquarium”

During Tacoma Public Schools January mini-term, students at the Science and Math Institute (SAMi), School of the Arts (SOTA), and Industrial Design Engineering and Art (IDEA) choose one class from a variety of exciting, hands-on courses to deep-dive into all month long. You’ll see students enthusiastic and eager to learn on any given day. Students in the “Jurassic Zoo and Aquarium” class studied the habitats at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park to re-create the famous…

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Sumatran Tiger Gets A Root Canal

Point Defiance Zoo’s 12-year-old resident male tiger, Sanjiv, recently had a dentist appointment to fix a fractured tooth. Dr. Alice Sievers, a board-certified veterinary dentist and one of only 250 veterinary dental specialists in the world, volunteered her time with veterinary assistant Sharon Ghormley and veterinary technician Taylor Parker, all from Vancouver-based Pet Dental Specialists, a clinic primarily focused on treating dogs and cats with dental issues. After taking radiographs and deciding the best plan of action, Dr. Sievers performed…

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Best Photos of 2023

As another year ends, we reflect on the special moments Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium had the privilege of being a part of in 2023. We welcomed polar bear sisters Laerke and Astra to the Pacific Northwest, explored the shore with our community, and muskox Charlotte gave birth to Willow, among so many other moments. Enjoy some of our favorite photos from this year, taken by staff photographer Katie Cotterill. Astra shakes off in her pool.   Laerke submerges in…

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