Endangered Species Day

May 16, 2015 - 09:45am to 03:00pm

2015 marks the 41st 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 16, keepers and volunteers will be stationed at six exhibit locations to discuss some of these imperiled animals, including chimpanzees, Humboldt penguins and African wild dogs. 

Activity schedule

  • Amur tiger extinction prevention – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Black bear enrichment - 9:45 a.m.
  • Use Your Reach palm oil station - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Bear Animal Talkers - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • River otter enrichment - 10:45 a.m
  • Sea otter feeding and keeper talk - 11:30 p.m.
  • California condor keeper talk - 12:15 p.m.
  • Chimpanzee feeding and keeper talk - 1 p.m.
  • Wild dog keeper talk - 1:30 p.m.
  • Penguin feeding and keeper talk - 2:15 p.m.
  • Hornbill feeding and keeper talk - 2:30 p.m.
  • Bat feeding - 3 p.m.

Saving Animals from Extinction

Together with 228 other AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, Oregon Zoo is fighting wildlife extinction. Join us!