2016 Press Releases

    December 29, 2016
    Point Defiance Zoo, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Lancer Hospitality team up to eliminate the sale of disposable plastic bottles at both zoos

    December 18, 2016
    Winter Wildland promises treats for the animals and fun for people at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park during winter break

    December 16, 2016
    Alan Varsik named interim director of Zoological and Environmental Education for Metro Parks Tacoma

    November 25, 2016
    Thanks to our visitors: Guests at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park team up to donate 3,691 pounds of food to people in need

    November 2, 2016
    In honor of their service: Veterans enjoy free admission to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium during Veterans' Appreciation Days, Nov 11-13

    November 2, 2016
    Mark your calendar for post-holiday fun during Winter Wildland at Northwest Trek

    October 30, 2016
    Help Out for Half Off: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium team up to help the hungry this holiday season with a special food drive Nov. 4-20

    October 11, 2016
    It's almost time to Hoot 'n' Howl at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

    September 28, 2016
    And then there were three: Orphaned moose calf named Aspen meets new buddies Spruce and Willow at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

    September 20, 2016
    Gary Geddes to retire in January, leaving a legacy of conservation and growth at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

    September 9, 2016
    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park accredited for another five years following rigorous review by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums

    September 6, 2016
    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park sets annual attendance record of 217,926 - and still counting - in a busy 2016 that's a year for the record books

    August 14, 2016
    Attention Pokémon Trainers - Northwest Trek has a catchy deal for you

    July 8, 2016
    Spruce the moose: Public picks name for Northwest Trek Wildlife Park's bright-eyed, quickly growing, 4-week-old male moose calf

    July 7, 2016
    All-new Zookeeper Academy July 16 at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

    June 24, 2016
    Shall it be Ash, Douglas, or Spruce? Public invited to vote on name for Northwest Trek Wildlife Park's 2-week-old moose calf

    June 21, 2016
    Ready, set, slime! It's almost Slug Fest time at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

    June 16, 2016
    New photos and video of newborn moose at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park depict a special bond between mother Connie and days-old male calf

    June 13, 2016
    "Moosed" welcome news: Calf  born Sunday at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

    June 6, 2016
    Polling shows 80% support for restoring North Cascades grizzly bears

    May 26, 2016
    Need an all-American way to spend Memorial Day? Come see the national mammal - and baby animals galore - at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

    March 22, 2016
    Walk on the 'wild' side - Kids' Trek offers Wild Days of Play on the first Saturday of every month from April through Saturday

    March 22, 2016
    March 8, 2016
    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park to expand days of operation and hours on March 18; wildlife park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium are open on Easter Sunday, March 27

    March 1, 2016
    Playtime is in a kid's nature, and things are about to get a whole lot more fun as one of the largest play spaces in the Puget Sound region opens April 2 at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

    February 3, 2016
    Popular Career Day set for March 5 at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

    February 3, 2016
    Up to four kids get in free to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park with each paying adult during Kids 'n' Critters weekend, Feb. 13-15