Animal Parks & Zoos

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NORTH­WEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK— Lis­ten to tales of the wild told by nat­u­ral­ists on a guided tram tour through this wildlife sanc­tu­ary, where moose, elk, bi­son, moun­tain goats and bighorn sheep roam over 725 acres of parkland. South of Puyallup off State Route 161, about 75 min­utes south of Seat­tle. 11610 Trek Drive E, 360.832.6117. Map 3 H13

POINT DE­FI­ANCE ZOO & AQUAR­IUM— See marine wildlife from the north and south Pa­cific, red wolves, Su­ma­tran tigers and more. Get hands-on with sea stars and st­ingrays, and even get the chance to dive with sharks in the only warm-wa­ter shark dive in the Pa­cific North­west. 5400 N. Pearl St., Ta­coma, 253.591.5337. Map 3 G11

SEAT­TLE AQUAR­IUM— Filled with more than 400 species of marine life, the aquar­ium is home to river and sea ot­ters, sea lions and the largest species of oc­to­pus in the world. Be sure to visit Win­dow on Washington Wa­ters, a 120,000-gal­lon ex­hibit with daily diver shows. Open daily 9:30 am-5 pm. www. seat­tleaquar­ 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, 206.386.4300. Ci­tyPass par­tic­i­pant. Map 1 D9

WOOD­LAND PARK ZOO— The 92-acre Wood­land Park Zoo is con­sid­ered one of the best in the world. Open daily 9:30 am- 6 pm. 5500 Phin­ney Ave. N, 206.548.2500. Ci­tyPass par­tic­i­pant. Map 2 B4

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