We Generate Community Support & Fundraising For Animal Care, Education, & Conservation At
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

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$100 covers annual vaccines for penguin chicks

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$250 feeds all our sharks for a day

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$500 Purchases a heavy duty enrichment toy for our goats

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$100 covers annual vaccines for penguin chicks

$250 feeds all our sharks for a day

$500 purchases a heavy duty enrichment toy for our polar bear

$1,000 feeds our elephant for one week

All donations help. Will you consider giving today?

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Give the Gift of the Wild!

Shop Our Holiday Adopt Special
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Includes:
A Full Size Plush
Photo
Species Fact Sheet
Adoption Certificate
2 Society Face Masks
A Surprise Mini Plush!

Two facemasks, gift package decorative image, and a picture of the plush adoption set
Two facemasks, gift package decorative image, and a picture of the plush adoption set

What We Support

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An elephant

Animal Care

We Support the Needs of All of Our Animal Ambassadors at the Zoo & Aquarium

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Conservation

We Support Species Survival Plans, Environmental, and Conservation Initiatives

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Education

We Support Programs That Connect the Community with Nature and Animals

Ways To Give

Your contributions, whether they be financial, your time, or your influence, all directly impact the animals and their keepers at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. You are part of a movement that keeps the Zoo alive.

Connect With Us

Follow us for the cute animals and impact, but stay for the journey.

Great day for a snack and a swim! Malayan tapirs Yuna and Baku having a great time hanging out around the large pool @ptdefiancezoo 

#cuteanimals #adorableanimals #summer #tapir #pointdefiance #pointdefiancezoo

Great day for a snack and a swim! Malayan tapirs Yuna and Baku having a great time hanging out around the large pool @ptdefiancezoo

#cuteanimals #adorableanimals #summer #tapir #pointdefiance #pointdefiancezoo
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We’ve just added the Zebra Shark to our Adopt-A-Species program! Check the link in our bio. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is home to three of these amazing creatures. Peanut, Butter, and Honey are some of the cutest sharks you’ll ever see! 😍 Be sure to visit them in the Tropical Reef Aquarium on your next trip to the Zoo!🐠🦈

100% of the proceeds from our Adopt-A-Species program go to support animal enrichment @ptdefiancezoo 

#sharksofinstagram #zebrashark #tropicalaquarium #pointdefiancezoo #cuteshark #cuteanimals #animalenrichment

We’ve just added the Zebra Shark to our Adopt-A-Species program! Check the link in our bio. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is home to three of these amazing creatures. Peanut, Butter, and Honey are some of the cutest sharks you’ll ever see! 😍 Be sure to visit them in the Tropical Reef Aquarium on your next trip to the Zoo!🐠🦈

100% of the proceeds from our Adopt-A-Species program go to support animal enrichment @ptdefiancezoo

#sharksofinstagram #zebrashark #tropicalaquarium #pointdefiancezoo #cuteshark #cuteanimals #animalenrichment
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Last Saturday members of our Vision Keepers club along with community leaders were invited to a special sneak peek of the newly renovated Tropical Reef Aquarium @ptdefiancezoo! Guests enjoyed complimentary drinks and appetizers before being immersed in a tropical paradise, where they were the first to experience the new invertebrate touch tank, colorful lagoon, and refreshed outer reef. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to provide support towards the overall guest experience and the upcoming live coral exhibit due to open this fall.

#tropicalreef #pointdefiancezoo #tropicalaquarium #zebrashark #grouper #tropicalfish #conservation #reefconservation

Last Saturday members of our Vision Keepers club along with community leaders were invited to a special sneak peek of the newly renovated Tropical Reef Aquarium @ptdefiancezoo! Guests enjoyed complimentary drinks and appetizers before being immersed in a tropical paradise, where they were the first to experience the new invertebrate touch tank, colorful lagoon, and refreshed outer reef. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to provide support towards the overall guest experience and the upcoming live coral exhibit due to open this fall.

#tropicalreef #pointdefiancezoo #tropicalaquarium #zebrashark #grouper #tropicalfish #conservation #reefconservation
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Ahh…That first morning stretch is the best!

#pointdefiance #pointdefiancezoo #puffinsofinstagram #cutebirds #cuteanimals #fridaymornings

Ahh…That first morning stretch is the best!

#pointdefiance #pointdefiancezoo #puffinsofinstagram #cutebirds #cuteanimals #fridaymornings
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#worldotterday #asiansmallclawedotter #cuteanimals #animalconservation

#worldotterday #asiansmallclawedotter #cuteanimals #animalconservation ...

#worldturtleday #turtlevideo #turtleturtle #turtlepower

#worldturtleday #turtlevideo #turtleturtle #turtlepower ...

Find your calm with the jellies @ptdefiancezoo
#jellies #jellyfishes #calmness #calmingvideos #pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiance

Find your calm with the jellies @ptdefiancezoo
#jellies #jellyfishes #calmness #calmingvideos #pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiance
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Happy World Penguin Day! 🐧 Let's celebrate these adorable, resilient creatures who waddle their way into our hearts. Regina the Magellanic penguin born summer of 2023 @ptdefiancezoo has certainly stolen the hearts of many. #WorldPenguinDay #ProtectPenguins #penguinconservation #pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiancezooandaquarium #penguins #babypenguin 🌊❄️

Happy World Penguin Day! 🐧 Let`s celebrate these adorable, resilient creatures who waddle their way into our hearts. Regina the Magellanic penguin born summer of 2023 @ptdefiancezoo has certainly stolen the hearts of many. #WorldPenguinDay #ProtectPenguins #penguinconservation #pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiancezooandaquarium #penguins #babypenguin 🌊❄️ ...

Some cultures see elephants as a symbol of good luck and that proves to be true, as we are incredibly lucky (and honored) to have Suki here @ptdefiancezoo. She serves as an ambassador for her species, showing all who visit the beauty of these amazing creatures and the importance of their conservation. Thank you to the keeper and healthcare staff who ensure she is living her best life.

#asianelephants #pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiancezooandaquarium #elephantconservation

Some cultures see elephants as a symbol of good luck and that proves to be true, as we are incredibly lucky (and honored) to have Suki here @ptdefiancezoo. She serves as an ambassador for her species, showing all who visit the beauty of these amazing creatures and the importance of their conservation. Thank you to the keeper and healthcare staff who ensure she is living her best life.

#asianelephants #pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiancezooandaquarium #elephantconservation
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