News: education

When school's out, zoo camps connect kids with nature

School's almost out — have you made plans for your kids this summer? Opportunities for summer fun and learning are going fast at the Oregon Zoo. The zoo's popular... Read More

June 12, 2014

Zoo conservationists to go 'Bowling for Rhinos' June 21

It's a critical time for rhinos worldwide. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed last year in South Africa alone. And with two of the five rhino species perilously... Read More

June 5, 2014

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