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... Read More

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

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

Zoo to engage hunters on wildlife-lead issue

The Oregon Zoo took an important step toward reducing lead exposure to wildlife this month with the hiring of a wildlife and lead outreach coordinator.

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February 13, 2015