Featured image: A Sumatran tiger enjoys splashing in the pool. (photo courtesy Point Defiance Zoo)
Today and tomorrow, the animals at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma are getting special nutrient-rich heart-shaped treats and toys in celebration of Valentine’s Day. You’re invited to watch and share the love. Here’s the schedule, followed by the locations in parentheses.
- 11:30 a.m. – Polar bears (Arctic Tundra)
- 12:30 p.m. – Sumatran tigers (Asian Forest Sanctuary) and primates (Asian Forest Sanctuary)
- 1:00 p.m. – Elephants (Elephant Barn)
- 2:00 p.m. – Red wolves (Red Wolf Woods), Pacific octopus (North Pacific Aquarium, Saturday only), tropical fish (South Pacific Aquarium, Sunday only), and sharks and other aquatic species (South Pacific Aquarium)
These special viewings are included with zoo admission: $17.95 ages 13-64, $16.95 ages 65 and above, $13.95 ages 15-12, $9.95 ages 3-4, and free for children 2 years and younger (buy tickets).
The zoo’s hours are 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow.
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is located at 5400 N Pearl Street, at the northern tip of Point Defiance Park (view directions). Parking is free.