point defiance park

the sister (amy) and i visited point defiance park down in tacoma last weekend.

it was a great deal of fun and we found ourselves wrestling and fighting children to get a closer look at the animals there. we even raced dung beetles (fake plastic ones) and made sure to go through all the little interactive educational games designed for people half our age.

amy fights aliens

giving a snake some loving
normally, both amy and i are not fond of zoos. we learned, however, that many of the animals there are rescued and being bred to prevent extinction or researched and rehabilitated before being released back in the wild.

arctic fox in its summer coat

polar bears
there is also an aquarium there, which made me ridiculously happy. i have a strange obsession with aquariums. i can spend hours there and not get bored. if it were up to me, i'd live in an aquarium. my favorites are always the smaller creatures: sea horses and piper fishes.

upright, proper fish

sea horse loving!

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