Nothing matters more to the Oregon Zoo Foundation than the welfare of the zoo and its animals, and responsible financial practices are an important part of achieving that goal.

Being good financial stewards ensures the zoo derives the greatest possible benefit from donations, sponsorships and other forms of community support.

Working together to improve animal welfare

Ongoing support from Oregon Zoo donors and sponsors finances projects that enhance the zoo’s animal welfare, conservation and education programs. Here's an example of zoo projects funded through the Oregon Zoo Foundation:

  • Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation
  • Cascade Stream and Pond
  • Predators of the Serengeti
  • Equipment for the Veterinary Medical Center
  • Renovations for zoo aviaries
  • Purchase of baby elephant Lily and her father, Tusko