Exhibits

Africa Savanna

Giraffe, zebra, hippo and rhino browse and graze along riverbanks and water holes. It's not all mega fauna on the savanna. The Egyptian spiny mouse and the Marabou stork play a role in the savanna ecosystem...

Amazon Flooded Forest

When annual rains flood the Amazon basin, they transform it into a watery world, the varzea. Look below the water line where turtles and caiman hunt and forage. In the shallows, an enormous green anaconda lies in wait for its next meal; shy ocelots perch on rock ledges. Toucans, red-handed tamarin and howler monkeys inhabit the treetops...

Amur Cats

The Amur leopard and tiger are native to the Amur River region, the border between southeastern Russia and northeastern China. Amur tigers are the earth's largest living cat; Amur leopards have long legs adapted to snowy conditions...

Backyard Makeover

The Backyard Makeover exhibit at the Oregon Zoo shows you how to attract beautiful winged wildlife to your yard. In the exhibit, you will see two gardens. One is the kind of garden you might have seen in the 1970s, with a lawn and some shrubs...

Black Bear Ridge

A 100-foot suspension bridge carries visitors into Black Bear Ridge where bears climb steep slopes and towering Douglas fir trees. Bobcats share the ridge, and can be seen napping in hollow logs or on suspended platforms. This quiet forest trail setting allows visitors to watch these Northwest natives in their natural habitat...

Botanical collection

In 2011, the Oregon Zoo received funding from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust to provide visitors with more information on the zoo's expansive botanical collection. Funds from this grant helped purchase more than 1,200 durable botanical signs, dotting 14 exhibits across 64 acres...

Cascade Crest

This rocky landscape, the first exhibit zoo visitors see, replicates alpine habitat in the Cascade Mountains. Mountain goats traverse its ledges and watch the humans passing through the zoo's main gate...

Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees and mandrills in this older exhibit will be moving into a larger, more natural and more stimulating home as part of a community-funded bond project. A complex of indoor and outdoor habitats will replicate the chimps' West African forest, woodland and savanna habitats...

Cougar Crossing

These big cats are long-range jumpers. Cougar Crossing challenges them with rock wall ledges, vertical perches and many areas to climb, explore and find shelter. You can often find the cougars napping and grooming in their heated shelter with an up-close view at the window...

Eagle Canyon

Bald eagles and coho salmon – two of the Pacific Northwest's iconic species – thrill visitors here. Eagle Canyon replicates a Northwest watershed, from forest canopy to lava tube, and from waterfall to stream bottom...

Howard Vollum Aviary

Walk into this replica of an African rainforest where birds fly, nest and sing in lush plantings all around you. The more you watch, the more you see. Later, enjoy the view from above in the AfriCafe, which overlooks the aviary...

Insect Zoo

This summer exhibit is a sure crowd pleaser. The Insect Zoo offers up-close looks at Madagascar hissing cockroaches, Australian walking sticks, giant African millipedes, Mexican red-kneed tarantulas and other thrilling arthropods...

Island Pigs of Asia

The Oregon Zoo is one of only a few U.S. zoos to have Visayan warty pigs, which are native to the Visayan Islands in the Philippines. The Island Pigs exhibit also includes Babirusa pigs. They live only on the island of Sulawesi and neighboring islands in Indonesia. Nearly hairless, these pigs take care of their skin. They wallow in mud and bathe frequently...

Malayan Sun Bears

Sun bears live in tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia. At the zoo, these nocturnal bears are often seen sleeping in their treelike perches, just as they do in their native habitat. They wake at night to dine on fish, apples, coconuts, dried fruit, oranges, strawberries, sweet potatoes, omnivore biscuits and raw eggs...

Penguinarium

Native to the coast of Peru and Chile are Humboldt penguins and Inca terns. At the zoo they swim and dive in the currents and waves. Look below the water line to watch penguins torpedoing past; above the water line, they waddle, considerably more slowly, along walkways. A new water filtration system installed in 2011 saves 7 million gallons of water each year in this Pacific Ocean habitat...

Polar Bears

Polar bears range across 1 million miles of land and ocean sea ice. A new exhibit, part of the community-supported bond, will provide the zoo's bears with a long, two-tiered habitat. Natural ground materials, tundra plants, elevated areas for long views, shallow and deep pools and private denning spaces will replicate native habitats. And for visitors: plenty of viewing opportunities...

Red Ape Reserve

Sumatran orangutans and white-cheeked gibbons swing overhead as they range indoors and out in this exhibit, which replicates the challenges and opportunities of their native Southeast Asian rainforest habitat. Visitors also learn about ongoing conservation work, primates' physical adaptations such as long arms and short thumbs, and research on orangutan intelligence...

Steller Cove

Ocean kelp forests are home to sea otters and Steller sea lions. Steller Cove replicates the Pacific Ocean off the Oregon Coast with its tide pools, blowholes, kelp forests and rocky sea stacks. Tide pool residents include anemones, sea stars, crabs, rockfish and urchins...

Trillium Creek Family Farm

Valleys of the Pacific Northwest contain some of the nation’s richest farmland. At the Trillium Creek Family Farm, visitors can get up close to goats and chickens. The Trillium Creek Family Farm also offers teenagers a hands-on experience in farm operations and animal care...

Wild Life Live!

Summer days at the zoo offer an opportunity to experience zoo animals in a dynamic way. Throughout each day, staff present wildlife shows on the zoo's stage and concert lawn to amaze and inspire audiences. Also, from October through April, bring a Wild Life Live! presentation to an assembly at your school...