Wednesday, June 28, 2017 This Week's Paper


Playful sea otters will entertain crowds with their antics – and receive special treats and toys – during Sea Otter Awareness Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Sept. 29. There will much for humans to do, too, with special otter activities and crafts in the zoo’s Marine Discovery Center and tours of the area where zookeepers prepare food for marine mammals each day.

During the event, visitors will meet the zoo’s always playful and entertaining sea otters, learn about their importance in the world’s ecosystem, touch sea otter fur, make a sea otter craft, and watch as they enjoy special enrichments throughout the day.

Sea Otter Awareness Day recognizes the vital role that sea otters play in nearshore ecosystems. Zoo visitors will learn about sea otters, their natural history and the conservation issues that face them.

All Sea Otter Awareness Day activities are free with zoo admission.

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