Tag Archives: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

2012 animal highlights

Animal highlights of 2012 include the birth of our sea otter pup, Sekiu, on January 14 at about 5am. Otter Watch volunteers then began regular around-the-clock monitoring shifts for about four months, recording behaviors of the pup and her mom more »

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Construction alert: last chance to see our harbor seals for a while!

We’re about to embark on an exciting transformation of our harbor seal exhibit—which means that Barney and Siku will need to make their homes elsewhere for the time being. Come see them before they’re transferred to their temporary residence at more »

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Harbor Seal Breeding Exchange

On Thursday, April 26th, male harbor seal “Q” was transported to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (PDZA), joining four female harbor seals. Later that afternoon, Barney met a new friend, 7 year old female “Siku” (pronounced see-koo) from PDZA. more »

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Octopus Blind Date

Tuesday, February 14 Time: 12pm (noon) Watch what happens when sixteen arms, six hearts (three hearts each) and two giant Pacific octopuses meet on Valentine’s Day. Rocky, the big male giant Pacific octopus pictured on the left and Mayhem, pictured more »

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