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February 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Boris the polar bear at Point Defiance Zoo has 3 teeth pulled

Veterinarians and support staff work to remove three broken or decayed teeth from Boris, a 29-year-old polar bear, at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma on Friday. (Ingrid Barrentine / Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium) The Associated Press TACOMA — Boris the 29-year-old polar bear at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma…

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April 18, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Tacoma zoo’s newborn tiger being bottle-fed

The Associated Press TACOMA — Zookeepers in Tacoma say a newborn female Sumatran tiger cub that came as a surprise to them will be hand-reared because her mother is, well, just not that interested. The News Tribune reports that staffers at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium are bottle-feeding the cub every three hours. She was found Wednesday…

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November 28, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Ailing Sumatran tiger euthanized at Tacoma zoo

The Associated Press TACOMA — Veterinarians at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma killed a Sumatran tiger who was suffering from lymphoma and kidney disease. The News Tribune reports the 14-year-old cat named Bali had been treated for more than two years. Bali fathered two cubs at the Tacoma zoo and sired three other cubs…

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October 26, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Wild mink kills 7 puffins at Tacoma zoo exhibit

The Associated Press TACOMA — A wild mink entered the seabird exhibit at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma and killed seven tufted puffins. The zoo says staff members trapped the wild predator Thursday and moved 19 surviving puffins and five common murres behind the scenes. The News Tribune reports the birds will be moved…

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October 3, 2012 at 2:50 PM

The News Tribune: Point Defiance’s Sumatran tiger cub to get foster brother

A now-5-week-old Malayan tiger is coming to Tacoma to be hand-reared with the Sumatran tiger cub born Aug. 22 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Both are males. The Malayan cub, named Berani (pronounced burr-rani), is scheduled to arrive Oct. 10 from Tulsa Zoo, where he was born Aug. 26. Following a…

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September 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Photos: A first look at Tacoma’s tiny Sumatran tiger

(Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) Staff biologist Christy Webster bottle-feeds the tiger cub Thursday at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) A rare Sumatran tiger cub, barely 3 weeks old and weighing about 9 pounds, made his first public appearance Thursday at the Point Defiance Zoo in…

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July 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: Torchlight Run … pot-dispensary robbery … tiger hanky-panky

Weather: Another gray morning, though the clouds should clear this morning. Tomorrow looks to be about the same, with a high pushing 70 both days. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Northbound lanes of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will close between the West Seattle Bridge and Battery Street Tunnel at 5:30 p.m. until about…

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