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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 goats

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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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Dive-In Under the Sea
Long Table Auction

Dive-In Under the Sea Long Table Auction

On July 15, 2022, come to the surface for a summer night including an outdoor gourmet dinner and live auction.

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.

We’re 3 weeks away from our Dive-In Long Table Event!

We hope you will join us for an exciting event that will give you a first-hand look at what is involved in caring for our aquariums, as well as an opportunity to meet the team responsible for the care of our aquatic life. All with a cocktail in hand!

Don’t miss out, register today through the link in our bio!

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Dive into the depths with us this Summer and join us for our Dive-In Under the Sea Long Table Dinner & Auction. Enjoy the summer with this (21+) event complete with cocktails, appetizers, a silent & live auction, plus an outdoor gourmet dinner. Proceeds from this event will support the Dive & Aquatic program at @ptdefiancezoo.

Don’t miss out, register today!

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Turn off Animal Planet and come down to the Point Defiance Zoo on June 10th! Grab a tasty mocktail for an hour while your family learns about animal care. Our keepers will show you and your family how to care for goats, and you can even groom them!

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We are on our 16th year of our donor funded Zoo Field Trip!

Since 2006, nearly 37,000 students have been able to visit @ptdefiancezoo through this program and we expect over 1500 students to have visited us this year alone by the time the school year is over.

We are extremely grateful to be able to provide this opportunity to local students and we couldn't do it without our generous donors.

Read more about the students Zoo experience through the Latest News button at the link in our bio!

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Parents - June 10th is a night you won't have to worry about dinner. Why? Because you're taking the family to Mocktails with the Keepers! One aspect of Mocktails with the Keepers is we will be providing tastes of summer foods and fun drinks. The best part is that everyone in the family can enjoy the drinks; all beverages provided will be alcohol-free! Enjoy a fun family event down at the 
@ptdefiancezoo.

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

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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!

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