Visiting the zoo is always great fun but when it is their St. Patrick's Day enrichment celebration it becomes double fun! The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium staff will be handing out green enrichment treats and/or toys to the zoo animals on Saturday. Check the schedule below to assure your family doesn’t miss any of their favorites.
St. Patrick's Day Enrichment Celebration
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily 2/1-3/28
2013 Zoo Admission Outside Pierce Co.
Adults (ages 13-64) $15.00 /Seniors (ages 65+) $14.00 / Youths (ages 5-12) $13.00/ Tots (3 & 4) $8.75
2013 Zoo Pierce Co. Residents & Military
Adults (ages 13-64) $13.00 / Seniors (ages 65+) $12.00 / Youths (ages 5-12) $11.00/ Tots (3 & 4) $6.75
Parking is free!
Animal Enrichment Schedule:
11 a.m. ~ Shark feed (Sat)
11 a.m. ~ Sea otters will receive green toys and ice treats
Noon ~ Polar bears will receive green toys and ice treats as well as lick icing from viewing windows
Noon ~ Asian small-clawed otters will receive fish treats
12:30 p.m.~ Tigers will receive clover-shaped 'meatcicles'
1 p.m. ~ Gibbons will receive Lucky Charms popsicles
1 p.m. ~ Elephants will receive green watermelon treats
1:30 p.m. ~ Herald the Dog will be dressed in green attire
2 p.m. ~ Red wolves will receive green treats
Enrichment encourages animals to use their natural abilities and behaviors to interact with their environment. It offers the opportunity for animals to make choices and experience things like they would in the wild. Animal enrichment can be a special toy, food treat or unusual smell. Zoo staff can even change the surroundings of an animal's exhibit area for enrichment purposes.
Don’t miss the amazing five-acre Asian Forest Sanctuary exhibit complex that includes bamboo forest, waterfall, streams, mineral licks and more!