Welcome to America!

Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma WA became the first zoo in America to add pouched rats to their animal encounters.

The 3 female Ansorgei pouched rats, Celine, Chiku and Mona Lisa all bred and trained by APOPO flew to the USA in May and made their debut appearance on July 20th 2019.

To learn more about Point Defiance Zoo and their new residents and to find out how you can see them check out their website at https://www.pdza.org/hero-rats-are-here/