News: community

Performers invited to participate in ZooLights

ZooLights has become a Portland tradition, with thousands of visitors most nights. During the festival, the zoo is ablaze with the glow of more than one million... Read More

October 11, 2016

Zoo asks community to help shape new polar bear habitat

As excitement builds over the imminent debut of Nora, the young polar bear who arrived here from Ohio recently, the Oregon Zoo is looking for some help designing her... Read More

October 4, 2016

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

September 30, 2016

Morning workout keeps zoo porcupines looking sharp

When coming up with creative animal-care ideas, the experts at the Oregon Zoo seldom get stuck ... which is especially important when your charges are Sharpie and... Read More

September 28, 2016

Zoo conservationists bury time capsule of dreams for 2066

At the Oregon Zoo last week, conservationists slid a cache of hand-scrawled letters, artwork and records of local species recovery work into a 20-by-17-inch box... Read More

September 26, 2016