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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

$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 polar bear

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$1,000 feeds our elephant for one week

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All donations help. Will you consider giving today?

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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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Mocktails with the Keepers

On June 10, 2022, celebrate the start of summer with your family and come out to support the animals at the Zoo.

There will be a special silent auction and raffle for some amazing packages and items, proceeds from this event will support animal care and the enrichment program at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Mocktails with the Keeper logo
A large group of attendees at an event at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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Dive-In Under the Sea

On July 15, 2022, come to the surface for a summer night including an outdoor gourmet dinner, live auction and the opportunity to support the dive and aquatic program for the future. Finish your night under the stars with delectable treats.

Proceeds from this event will support the Dive and Aquatic program at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

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Give the Gift of the Wild!

Shop Our Holiday Adopt Special

Includes:
A Full Size Plush
Photo
Species Fact Sheet
Adoption Certificate
2 Society Face Masks
A Surprise Mini Plush!

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What We Support

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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.

Have you ever wanted to know what a ball python eats or how to groom a goat? You can at the newest after hours event by The Zoo Society, Mocktails with the Keepers. Along with fun summer drinks and tasty food, you can learn about how keepers care for and provide enrichment to our animals at the Zoo. Play some games, silent auction, raffle and fun crafts.

Kick off your summer with us on June 10!

#pointdefiancezooandaquarium #tacomawa #mocktails #summerfun
Looking for a way to celebrate the end of school and the start of summer? Join us for Mocktails with the Keepers! A fun night for the whole family, while supporting the animals you know and love at @ptdefiancezoo.

Register today at thezoosociety.org/event/mocktails-with-the-keepers

#pointdefiancezooandaquarium #tacomawa #mocktails #summerfun
Our beloved polar bear, Blizzard, who inspired many was humanely euthanized at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Sunday morning after a rapid decline in his health. 

The elderly bear was diagnosed with liver cancer in Sept. 2021 and was receiving chemotherapy treatment and other supportive care to slow the progression of the disease. The zoo’s head veterinarian, Dr. Karen Wolf, said Blizzard’s quality of life deteriorated rapidly over the past week and staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize him.

“Blizzard held a special place in our hearts and touched the lives of millions of people during the two decades he was with us. He inspired people to care deeply about polar bears and to take action in their own lives to reduce their carbon footprint and help protect wild polar bears.” shared the Point Defiance Zoo director Alan Varsik.

The polar bear is listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission has designated the species as facing a high risk of global extinction. As global climate change reduces Arctic sea ice, polar bears struggle to locate and catch seals, making it more difficult for them to survive. Donate today to support polar bear conservation. Link in bio.
We’re only 5 weeks away from our family-friendly Mocktails with the Keepers event. 

Join us for an exciting event that will give you and your family a fun and educational opportunity to learn from the zoo keepers who care for the animals at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. 

Don’t miss out… Register today at the link in our bio.
Animal conservation is the act of protecting ecosystems and environments to protect the animals that live there. Protecting our wildlife is one of the most important things we can do! After all, we only get one Earth! 

The issue of climate change and animal conservation can be daunting. But the best way to help is to support local! Here at The Zoo Society, our efforts are to support Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. We can't do that without YOU!
It's National Penguin Day! What better way to celebrate than to donate to these guys! One $100 donation can cover a year of vaccines for each of our flightless feathered friends!

Donate today at the link in our bio. 

#nationalpenguinday #pdza #thezoosociety #tacoma #penguins
❗️ Join the team❗️
Are you well connected in the nonprofit world and want to equip nonprofits to tell the absolute best message? What about a love for animals? We are looking for a Fundraising Event & Marketing Coordinator to manage fundraising events for The Zoo Society &  Northwest Trek Foundation.

Learn more about the position by clicking the link in our bio 🔗
Let your Holiday Shopping make an impact. Connect your account to AmazonSmile!

When you connect through AmazonSmile and choose The Zoo Society as your charitable organization, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases towards the care of our animals.

Use this link to donate... while purchasing your favorite Amazon finds! bit.ly/tzsSmile
Give the Gift that gives back this Holiday Season! 🎁

When you purchase an animal through our Adopt-A-Species program, you are directly supporting our continuous conservation efforts. Adoptions include a stuffed plush of the animal you choose, a certificate of adoption, and more! 

Check them out at our website. Link is in bio 🔗

#TheZooSociety #PDZA #TacomaZoo #PointDefianceZooAndAquarium #AdoptASpecies #Tacoma #TacomaWA

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