News: Oregon Zoo Foundation

2015’s top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness and care

Recalling the year’s welfare advances, wildlife victories and awww-inspiring moments.

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December 23, 2015

Zoo's new Elephant Lands opens to pachyderms, public

Two and a half years in the making, and four times the size of the zoo's former elephant habitat, Elephant Lands accounts for nearly one-tenth of the zoo's total 64-... Read More

December 15, 2015

Matchmaking researchers find key to panda chemistry

Researcher Meghan Martin-Wintle and colleagues ran an experiment that allowed 40 pandas in a Chinese zoo to choose between two potential mates.

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December 14, 2015

Zoo set to illuminate holidays at annual ZooLights

A holiday tradition is back. Beginning Friday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m., more than 1.5 million brightly colored lights will illuminate the Oregon Zoo during its 27th... Read More

November 17, 2015

Zoo awards $21k in grants for Northwest conservation

Monarch butterflies, pygmy rabbits, Olympic mudminnows and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo... Read More

November 13, 2015