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Oct 26, 2019

Free drop-off outside Zoo entrance.
Toss wildlife products. Oct. 26

Oct 24, 2019

Sip for sea turtles.
Odd Otter Brewing, 716 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Oct. 24

Sep 18, 2019

Raise a glass to save salmon.
Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma. Sept. 18

Aug 21, 2019

Raise a glass for painted dogs.
Brewer’s Row, 3205 N. 26th St.. Aug. 21

Aug 14, 2019

If the tiger is the king of the jungle, then the anoa would be the gardener. They’re not iconic like an elephant, or acrobatic like a siamang. They don’t star in Pixar movies or cartoons. Even in the jungle, they can be impossible to find. But this tiniest species of buffalo just 30 inches tall … Continued

Aug 03, 2019

Go bowling and help save rhinos.
Narrows Plaza Bowl, 2200 Mildred St. W, University Place. Aug. 3

Jul 17, 2019

Raise a glass for rhinos.
Beer Star, 4328 6th Ave. July 17

Jul 10, 2019

It’s quite a progression from being afraid of a bug to making a home for it, painting a watercolor of it and documenting it on a science app. But that’s what Arlington Elementary Wildlife Champions are doing this summer in a nature science camp that takes the year-long classroom-to-park program into a new level of … Continued

Jun 05, 2019

Have a whale of a time.
Parkway Tavern, 313 N. I St. 6-10pm June 5

May 21, 2019

It was a sunny Saturday in Tacoma – perfect for the beach. But as Zach Hawn and Kailee Bynum picked their way across Owen Beach with five Zoo volunteers, they weren’t just there for the weather. They were there to count and clean up trash, joining dozens of walkers, kayakers and even divers in the … Continued

May 11, 2019

Raise a glass for the rainforest.
Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St. 6-9pm May 11

Apr 30, 2019

Local heroes, local issues. Get inspired.
Phillip Hall, UWT, 1918 Pacific Ave. Free. Apr. 30

Apr 26, 2019

Community art to save the ocean.
Free with admission. April 26-28

Mar 20, 2019

Have a drink to help otters.
Beer Star, 4328 6th Ave. March 20

Feb 14, 2019

At Arlington Elementary in South Tacoma, 25 kids are wiggling into blue rain jackets. As a teacher corrals them into line, they hop around excitedly, chatting to the four Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium staff helping them. “Are we going to the park?” “Are we doing science again?” When the Zoo staff smile and nod, … Continued

Nov 30, 2018

For many years now, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has been saving energy every night of Zoolights with LED bulbs – in fact, we’ve been totally LED since 2014. But now the Zoo will be making energy during the day as well, thanks to 71 brand-new solar panels on the roof of a building most … Continued

Nov 03, 2018

Meet our polar bears, and learn how to save them in the wild.
Free with admission. Nov. 3-4.

Nov 01, 2018

Calling all teens to save the ocean! Our ocean is in danger – from plastic, pollution, overfishing and climate change. But thanks to a partnership between Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Seattle Aquarium, local youth can learn and be inspired to help protect it. The Youth Ocean Conservation Summit is a one-day event from … Continued

Oct 29, 2018

Raise a glass to help bats.
Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma.

Oct 25, 2018

Just outside the remote town of Churchill, Manitoba, a male polar bear ambles northwards. Full-grown, he’s spent the summer on land, eating nothing – his main food is seal, found on the ice of nearby western Hudson Bay. And now, as fall turns to chilly Canadian winter, that sea ice is re-forming – and our … Continued

Sep 12, 2018

Raise a glass to help anteaters.
Parkway Tavern, 313 N. I St., Tacoma.

Aug 04, 2018

Graceful, sleek, shy. We love clouded leopards.
Free with admission. Aug. 4.

Jul 25, 2018

Raise a glass to help hawks in the wild.
Brewer’s Row, 3205 N. 26th St., Tacoma. July 25.

Jun 13, 2018

This is an archive of a trip by staff biologist Telena Welsh, who visited Java, Indonesia to work with other conservation experts to learn how we can prevent the extinction of the lowland anoa. Telena’s’s trip was made possible through The Zoo Society’s Dr. Holly Reed Wildlife Conservation Fund. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is … Continued

Jun 13, 2018

Follow education curator Karen Povey and head veterinarian Dr. Karen Wolf as they visit the rainforests of Borneo to work with other conservation experts to learn how we can preserve habitats for clouded leopards and other species.   Tuesday July 28, 2015 We’re off to the rainforest! Dr. Karen Wolf, PDZA’s Head Veterinarian (pictured at … Continued

Jun 13, 2018

NOTE: This is an archive of a trip by staff biologist Cindy Roberts, who visited Churchill, Manitoba to work with other conservation experts to learn about habitat preservation for polar bears. Check back soon for a continuation of this story! Cindy Roberts’ trip was made possible with support from Polar Bears International and The Zoo … Continued

Jun 13, 2018

Amazing. That’s the word used to describe the outcome of the 2018 Point Defiance Park BioBlitz, a 24-hour survey of living things observed in the 760-acre park. By sheer numbers, the BioBlitz more than met its purpose of forging connections between people and their natural surroundings, said Metro Parks Tacoma’s Craig Standridge. In his role … Continued