Zoolights canceled tonight due to power outage

TACOMA, Wash. – Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is canceled tonight due to a power outage.

The outage, which occurred at approximately noon today, is being assessed and worked on by crews from Tacoma Power and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

It occurred within a high-voltage power line fuse that supplies power to the zoo.

The outage also affected power to a few sections of Point Defiance Park, including Owen Beach.

The zoo remained open during daylight hours on emergency power and closed for the day at 4 p.m.

Zoo officials will provide an update on the situation later this evening.