News: education

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. both days and is free with zoo admission.

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September 30, 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

Oregon Zoo to host Otter Awareness Day, Sept. 25

Otter lovers, take note: The Oregon Zoo will host an Otter Awareness Day Sunday, Sept. 25, with activities aimed at connecting visitors with two of the most playful... Read More

September 22, 2016

Iconic Portland artwork gets a second life at zoo

After nearly 20 years spent languishing in obscurity, a classic Portland artwork is set to return to the public eye.

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August 16, 2016

Zoo to celebrate red apes on World Orangutan Day

On Aug. 19, the Oregon Zoo celebrates World Orangutan Day with activities highlighting these endangered great apes and what people can do to help in them survive in... Read More

August 16, 2016

'Legos at the Zoo' combines rhinos, elephants, robotics

The 16th annual Legos at the Zoo science fair, free and open to the public, takes place June 4-5 in the Skyline Room, just downstairs from the Cascade Grill. Zoo... Read More

June 2, 2016