Browsing the "Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium" Tag

Tacoma-inspired Halloween costumes

October 26th, 2015 | by Kate Albert Ward

This year, forgo the debasing generic Halloween costume from a warehouse store in favor of a creative costume that displays your Tacoma pride. Join author Kate Albert Ward and local cartoonist R.R. Anderson in exploring just a few of the many possibilities for Tacoma-specific costumes

The secrets of Zoolights

December 9th, 2013 | by Kali Raisl

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s Zoolights is an event that, even in my adult years, I look forward to as

Be Kind to Animals: Take Two

July 8th, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward

The Second Annual Be Kind to Animals article celebrates Tacoma's love for animals, past and present, by pairing historical images with their contemporary counterpart

The Great Grizzly Escape

July 19th, 2012 | by Kate Albert Ward

75 years ago, a grizzly bear was on the loose in Tacoma. The 600 pound bear escaped from his cage never to be found and how he escaped is still a mystery today. His successor, a bear named Butch, also escaped, but was recaptured when his stomach betrayed him after almost three weeks on the lam. Zoos serve an important purpose, but we can't help but love a good animal escape story!

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