Working together for conservation...

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The Point Defiance Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers is comprised of employees, interns, volunteers, and supporters of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, an AZA-accredited facility located in the heart of Point Defiance Park in the vibrant city of Tacoma, Washington.


Party for Polar Bears 2020!

February 27th, 5pm-9pm Dystopian State Brewing

Celebrate International Polar Bear Day with us at Dystopian State Brewing! Dystopian will be donating .50 cents per drink to Polar Bears International and food service will be provided by Boss Mama's Kitchen and Bliss Small Batch Creamery, who will also be donating 10% of their sales! There will also be a fantastic raffle and the Point Defiance AAZK polar bear mascot will be making the rounds from 6-7pm! This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids and help us celebrate the 5th annual Party for Polar Bears!

All proceeds go to Polar Bears International and the great work they do for polar bear conservation, education and activism. For more information check out the Party for Polar Bears website here, or find us on social media!

Bowling for Rhinos!

This year's totals are in! This year Point Defiance AAZK raised $10,256.42 for rhino and habitat conservation! Thank you to all who participated, especially Bruce and Linda Seiber for their generous donation. For more information check out our click here!

Pardon our dust!

We are in the process of switching over to the new version of Google Sites - please be patient as we have had to convert more files than we originally anticipated. We will get the member participation updated online as soon as possible! Thank you!

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If you were unable to attend our Party for Polar Bears event but would like to support polar bear conservation efforts by making a donation, please click the Paypal donate button below: