Endangered Species Day

May 21, 2016 - 09:45am to 03:00pm

2016 marks the 42nd 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 21, keepers and volunteers will be stationed 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


  • Endangered species passport tour stations: 9:30 a.m to 4:15 p.m.
  • Master Gardeners: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Bird ID at Cascade Marsh: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keeper Talks

  • Condors: 10 a.m.
  • Cotton Top Tamarins: 10:15 a.m.
  • Predators area: 10:30 a.m.
  • Orangutan: 1:15 p.m.
  • Island pigs: 1:30 p.m.
  • Giraffes: 1:45 p.m.
  • Sun bears: 2:45 p.m.
  • Amur tiger and leopard: 2:45 p.m.