Not to promote the park, but if you have the chance to go to NW Trek, it is worth your trip. I believe that it is Eatonville...about 30 min. east of Tacoma. It is kind of like a wildlife preserve with a tram that runs through it. It is great to be able to photograph from and get close ups. Some animals walk right up to the tram. I know that it is kind of like cheating...but the animals are in their natural habitats. I was going to go today, but they are only open Fri - Sat - Sun during the off-season.