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We Generate Community Support & Fundraising For Animal Care, Education, & Conservation At
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?






Pave the Way - Customize a Brick at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Pave the Way - Customize a Brick at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Bricks with the names of donors engraved on them can be seen installed in a sidewalk at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

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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We Support Species Survival Plans, Environmental, and Conservation Initiatives

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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.

We are so saddened by the news of Kirana's passing. She was born at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium October 8, 2014. Ever since then, her poised and confident attitude have provided so many with joyous moments. The entire staff at PDZA are in our thoughts as they navigate this heartbreaking time.
It’s World Animal Day! Here at The Zoo Society, we support animal care, conservation, and education. But what does that all mean?

🐯It means we support the needs of all of our animal ambassadors at the Zoo & Aquarium
🌲It means we support species survival plans, environmental, and conservation initiatives
πŸ“šIt means we support programs that connect the community with nature and animals

You can join us in our efforts, too. Check out our website to discover the multiple ways YOU can make an impact at the link in our bio.
We thrilled to announce that the Cocktails with the Curators Happy Hour with Red Wolves is SOLD OUT!
This month's Cocktails with the Curators is only two weeks away! 😍 Join us on October 16th for an evening of fun, great sips, and bites to support the Dr. Holly Reed Wildlife Conservation Fund. Tickets are limited, purchase yours today at the link in our bio! 🎟
Thank you to one of our partners, Columbia Bank for all you do in our community and the support you've given to us. We appreciate your decision to make an impact in animal care and conservation more than you know.

Who else has been thinking about becoming a Partner?

Learn more at the link in our bio.
Join us for our Next Cocktails with the Curators event on October 16th which is sure to be filled with great people, amazing animal encounters, and specialty food and beverages.

Purchase your tickets today 🎟πŸ₯‚at the link in our bio!
It's officially Fall! The best time to come to the Zoo.

Have you been to the Zoo in the fall? It's our most favorite time to experience the beauty and the animals.

Grab your fleece vest and get your tickets today!
❗️We're hiring ❗️
Have you ever thought about working for a non-profit? How about one at a ZOO? We are looking for a full-time administrative development coordinator to manage all aspects of office administration for The Zoo Society. 

Learn more about the position by clicking the link in our bio πŸ”—
We are so proud to introduce our new website.

It’s beautiful, fun, inspirational, educational, and easy to navigate. We love all the colors and shapes that represent the animals we care for and the area we live in.

Take a peek πŸ‘€ Discover what we do and why we do it, but most importantly,  join our family by supporting our efforts to care for and conserve animals here in the PNW and around the world.

Leave a legacy at the Zoo and have your own personalized message engraved on one of our circular pads.
Happy Labor Day Kids! 🐐 🐐 🐐 

As always, our keepers and staff are hard at work caring for all of our animals and spaces and getting ready for Fall. 🍁
Today is International Day of Charity. 

We know there are so many great organizations out there you can give to, but if you love animals and want to see them protected and cared for, think about sending a little love our animal's way today.

All month, we are raising funds to support tiger care and conservation. Won't you join us?

National Wildlife Day It's one of our favorite days because we love wildlife and wild places. Do your part to help conserve wildlife here and around the world by donating today.

Pave the Way - We think this brick has your name written all over it. (Well maybe not yet, but it could!) 

You only have a week left to get your brick - the last day to purchase is September 10th. We still have some bricks available, so get yours today!
September is Save a Tiger Month, and we need your help.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 in the month of September to help fund Tiger research, conservation, and care. 

Your contribution will support:

- Care and feeding of our resident tigers
- Species Survival Plans of tigers across AZA-accredited institutions
- Combatting poachers
- Habitat restoration


Will you help us? Donate today at the link in our bio and choose Tiger Conservation as your reason for giving. 

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