Endangered Species Day

May 20, 2017 - 09:45am to 04:00pm

2017 marks the 43rd anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for zoo visitors to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help them survive.

More than 50 endangered or threatened species live at the Oregon Zoo.

On May 20, keepers and volunteers will be at habitat locations throughout the zoo to discuss some of these imperiled animals, including sea otters, California condors and Asian elephants. Pick up a free Expedition Save Wildlife endangered species adventure passport at the front entrance.

Schedule of events


  • Partner activities in the Nature Exploration Station: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Keeper Talks

  • Cotton top tamarins: 9:45 a.m.
  • Visayan warty pigs: 10 a.m.
  • Hornbills: 10:30 a.m.
  • Slender-snouted crocodiles: 10:45 a.m.
  • Rhinos: 11 a.m.
  • Sea otters: 11:30 a.m.
  • Asian elephants: 1 p.m.
  • Orangutans: 1:30 p.m.
  • Polar bears: 2 p.m.
  • Penguins: 2:30 p.m.
  • Rodrigues flying foxes: 3 p.m.