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

$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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WE'RE HIRING!

Illustration of an adult penguin standing next to a penguin chick.

$100 covers annual vaccines for penguin chicks

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Illustration of an adult penguin standing next to a penguin chick.

$100 covers annual vaccines for penguin chicks

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Illustration of an adult penguin standing next to a penguin chick.

$100 covers annual vaccines for penguin chicks

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Illustration of a shark.

$250 feeds all our sharks for a day

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Illustration of a goat.

$500 Purchases a heavy duty enrichment toy for our goats

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Illustration of an adult penguin next to a penguin chick Illustration of a shark illustration of a polar bear. illustration of an elephant illustration of a tiger

$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?

$100

$250

$500

$1,000

Other

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.

Red Wolf Adopts are BACK IN STOCK! 
Every adoption includes a personalized certificate, fact sheet, photo, and plush of your animal. All proceed from the Adopt a Species program are used to purchase enrichment items for the animals @ptdefiancezoo 
To get your own adopt, click the linktree link in our bio and select Adopt A Species.
#RedWolf #RedWolfConservation #adoptananimal #stuffedanimals #animalenrichment #pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiancezooandaquarium #pointdefiance #tacoma
Thank you to our generous supporters and partners for loving the Zoo, and making 2023 unforgettable! You make it possible for us to provide support to @ptdefiancezoo in so many ways. Looking forward to another amazing year!
#pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiancezooandaquarium #pointdefiance #tacomazoo #grateful2023 #zoolife #zoovideo #polarbears #animalenrichment #animalhealthcare #thankyoudonor
Looking for a unique last minute gift? Click on the link in our bio and select "Adopt A Species". Choose from any of our 24 species and you'll receive a plush of your animal, personalized adoption certificate, fact sheet, and framed 5x7 photo! Place your order online by Friday, December 22 at 5:00pm PST and your package will be ready to pick up at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Saturday morning. Be sure to check "Pick up at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium" at checkout.
Note that the Zoo will be closed December 24 & 25, so if you want to get your package before the holiday, you'll need to pick it up on Saturday, December 23 during Zoo hours.
All proceeds from your Adopt package are used to supply the animals at the Zoo with enrichment toys and activities!
#lastminutegifts #pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiance #animalenrichment #AdoptASpecies #tacomazoo #tacoma
Just a bit of winter fun with Astra and Laerke @ptdefiancezoo 
#polarbear #polarbears #polarbearconservation #winterfun❄️ #pointdefiance #pointdefiancezoo #zoolife #zoofun
We love that you love the Zoo! Thank you to all of the supporters who helped us surpass our goal in the 2023 HoliZooDay Online Auction. Whether you donated items or bid on them, you made an impact and we are incredibly grateful.
#pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiance #OnlineAuction #zoolife #gratitude #weloveoursupporters
More amazing items have been added! Visit the Linktree link in our bio and click on HoliZooDay Online Auction.
#onlineauction #pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiance #animalconservation #zoolife
IT'S FINALLY HERE! The HoliZooDay Online Auction is OPEN! So many great items. Auction closes December 10 at 9:00pm. Go to the Linktree link in our bio and click on HoliZooDay Online Auction to register and bid!
#onlineauction #pointdefiancezoo #pointdefiance #animalconservation #zoolife
Astra and Laerke turned 3 today! Happy birthday 🎉 to these playful sisters!
#polarbears #polarbearsinternational #polarbearconservation #pointdefiance #pointdefiancezoo #bearbirthday #swimmingbear #happybirthday
Can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving! Wasn’t it just summer?!
#walrus #summerthrowback #zoolife #pointdefiance #pointdefiancezoo

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