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Send an Animal Shoutout
August 6, 2020

Are you missing your family and friends? Do you want to wish them a socially distanced “Happy Birthday!” or “Congrats!”? Animal lovers can now share a special message with a wild touch, all from the comfort of your own couch! Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park are now offering “Animal Shoutouts.” Anyone can send a customized video greeting to a friend or loved one, complete with a favorite animal.

“Perhaps now, more than ever, we need opportunities for fun and positive connections with each other and with animals and nature,” said Conservation Engagement Curator Wendy Spaulding. “We hope our new Animal Shoutouts bring that special joy that only animals can bring, even at a distance.”

How it works:

One of Point Defiance Zoo or Northwest Trek’s zookeepers will speak a personalized message alongside one of many adorable animals of your choosing, including a walrus, sloth, seal, mountain goat or bald eagle.

  • When you book, you’ll select an available filming date and fill in a form with your details, the message you want to send and your choice of animal.
  • We’ll make a 30-second video with animal care staff speaking your message and your animal choice adding a special gesture.
  • Within 48 hours of the filming date we’ll send you a link to download your video. You can then send it on to the recipient.
  • Cost: $50 per Animal Shoutout

Need some ideas? Animal Shoutouts are perfect for:

  • Birthdays, engagements, anniversaries and other special days
  • Missing You
  • Best-of-luck for Back-to-School!
  • Congratulations or condolences

For a list of animals available for shoutouts at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and to learn more, visit:
For a list of animals available for shoutouts at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and to learn more, visit: