News: education

Community invited to help shape zoo's next big project

As the zoo begins designing its next major campus improvement — a new conservation education center slated to open in spring 2017 — a survey launched today aims to better understand Pacific Northwesterners' relationship with the outdoors.

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August 5, 2014

Zoo launches design of new education center

The Oregon Zoo has started designing its next major campus improvement, a new conservation education center slated to open in spring 2017. The center is intended to... Read More

August 1, 2014

Palm oil project asks consumers to act for wildlife

This week, the Oregon Zoo is launching a project to help consumers use their influence to break the link between palm oil and deforestation. The program, called Use... Read More

July 31, 2014

Tiny but spiny: Zoo welcomes five hedgehog babies

What's cuter than a baby hedgehog? How about five baby hedgehogs? Hakuna Matata, an African pygmy hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to a litter of five on July... Read More

July 31, 2014

Zoo to show it's stripes on International Tiger Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Tiger Day July 29, focusing on the highly endangered Amur subspecies and its struggle to avoid extinction. Visitors can... Read More

July 28, 2014

Summer nature programs explore 'PDX wilderness'

Looking for something new to do outside this summer? How about searching for owls by night, exploring a recently protected wetland area or learning to build a fire... Read More

June 26, 2014