News: education

Special-needs kids, families enjoy free day at the zoo

A special group of kids received the VIP treatment at the Oregon Zoo last week. On Thursday, May 29, the zoo welcomed hundreds of children with special health-care... Read More

June 2, 2014

10-year-old's change jar makes change for orangutans

Landon Clark's first orangutan encounter was with Inji. He was 2. She was 45. A photo from that visit shows them sizing each other up across the glass, marking the... Read More

May 27, 2014

ZAP celebrates 15 years of training teens, linking community

Now in its 15th year, the Zoo Animal Presenter program is the same age as some of its newest members. The three-year, paid internship program at the Oregon Zoo... Read More

May 14, 2014

Countless miles and smiles: Senior Zoomobile turns 35

The Oregon Zoo's Senior Zoomobile, now in its 35th year, has reached tens of thousands of people throughout its history, bringing animals and inspiration to... Read More

May 14, 2014

Zoo enlists visitors' help to protect endangered species

Asian elephants, African wild dogs and Sumatran orangutans are three of the most beloved animals at the Oregon Zoo. In the wild, they share a more troubling... Read More

May 14, 2014