Come celebrate all of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s animals at Love at the Zoo on February 15 and 16. The animals will experience special Valentine-themed treats and enrichments that encourage their natural behaviors, from smelling prey to breaking up ice. Visitors can also meet zookeepers and find out how they care for animals.
This special event is free with admission to the zoo.
Love at the Zoo Schedule:
Zoo & Aquarium hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m.: Penguins get Valentine enrichments, plus grass for nests
11:00 a.m.: Shark feed in South Pacific Aquarium (Sat. only)
11:00 a.m.: Lagoon fish receive red heart-shaped enrichments in South Pacific Aquarium
11:00 a.m.: Arctic fox gets Valentine enrichments and heart-shaped ice treats
11:30 a.m.: Polar bears enjoy barrels, heart-shaped salmon ice treats, and Valentine enrichments
12:00 p.m.: Chiquita the tamandua pup makes her debut with her mom Terra at the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater
12:30 p.m.: Tigers receive heart-shaped treats at the Keeper Chat
12:30 p.m.: Sea otters experience Valentine enrichments and heart-shaped ice treats
1:00 p.m.: Elephants enjoy watermelon and other sweet treats at the Keeper Chat
2:00 p.m.: Red wolves get special Valentine enrichments
3:00 p.m.: Marine Mammal Keeper Chat