The Oregon Zoo welcomed a new, and very tall, addition to its Africa Savanna habitat last week: Riley, a 17-foot-tall giraffe from Utah's Hogle Zoo. Visitors can see Riley in the zoo's Africa Savanna habitat starting today.
The Oregon Zoo is going smoke-free. Starting May 26, the use of tobacco products, including cigarettes, will be prohibited on zoo grounds as part of a wider policy that affects all Metro-operated facilities.
The Oregon Zoo has named Peggy the caracal its 2012 Mother of the Year. The first-time mom gave birth to three energetic and playful kittens last June and did an outstanding job of raising them into adult cats, according to zoo staff.
On the evening of June 1, the Oregon Zoo concert lawn will be transformed into a hub for artisan beer and cider, regional music, fun workshops and activities – all to benefit the zoo programs and animals.
The Conservation Crew, a team of three Oregon Zoo ZooTeen volunteers and a staff adviser, are the grand-prize winners of this year’s Project Polar Bear contest, Polar Bears International announced Saturday.