News: education

'UNO' celebrates 15 years of bringing kids to nature

Since launching in 2000, UNO has provided camping trips for 4,561 urban youths, and school-year programming for 1,054 urban youths. The program, designed to actively engage historically under-represented Portland area youth in outdoor recreation and conservation, is a partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and other community partners.

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May 21, 2015

Zoo enlists visitors' help to protect endangered species

Of the roughly 230 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates living at the zoo, more than 50 are endangered or threatened. On Saturday... Read More

May 11, 2015

Quantifying happiness: Animal welfare science

At a newly remodeled space inside a former Oregon Zoo animal clinic, a small group of researchers and volunteers is attempting to identify what makes life worth... Read More

March 6, 2015

Zoo's spring, summer camps help kids connect with nature

With spring just around the corner, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention polar bears, lions and... Read More

March 4, 2015

Five invasive species horror stories at the Oregon Zoo

Invasive species are plants and animals that play an important role in their native ecosystems, but wreak havoc when humans transport them to foreign lands.

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February 23, 2015

Want to feed a rhino? New tours go behind the scenes at zoo

Visitors can come face to face with giants, and find out what it takes to care for some of the largest animals on earth at the Oregon Zoo's new rhino and hippo... Read More

February 19, 2015