The 22nd annual Zoobilee brought in a fresh new format titled “Next Wave“ for the 2012 fundraiser. The theme represented the “water motif” and centered around Fred, the featured fish, a Wrasse—a group that constitutes one of the largest and most diverse families of fish.
The Next Wave exceeded the previous year’s net revenue by 200%. Most importantly, Zoobilee was able to share the work that Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium does in the Puget Sound and around the world. The much needed research and conservation efforts, led by Aquarium staff, help to establish ecological harmony, inform a global network of researchers, and benefit our community through beauty and recreation.