Our kids were also amazed, and they were both excited as we went around the zoo. Most of the wild animals you can find at the Point Defiance Zoo are those you can see in Asia as they have the Asian Forest Sanctuary. They have the elephant from Thailand, a Sumatran tiger, the white-cheeked Gibbon, the Anoa, and others. They also have the polar bear and other water and marine mammals.
In the aquarium, you can see different fishes common here in the northwest as well as sharks. I think [not sure] this is a nurse shark that they have in the aquarium. Just like many other zoos, this is an educational place that everyone can learn about different species both in land and in water.
Aside from animals, there are different plants and flowers all around the zoo/park that came from different countries. It's a good thing that the management of this zoo and aquarium were able to incorporate the flora and fauna in one place. We will surely visit there again next summer.
Linking this to Project 366 Blog Photo Challenge | September 2012.