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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

Winter nature programs explore 'Portland's wilderness'

Looking for a winter getaway? How about hiking around an ancient lava dome or taking a road trip to scope out birds of prey? A series of programs led by naturalists... Read More

January 24, 2014

Winter break camps help kids connect nature, culture

Winter break is a great time for kids to connect with both nature and culture at the Oregon Zoo. This year's "ARcTic Adventure" day camps — held Dec. 30-31 and Jan.... Read More

November 22, 2013

Wildlife workshop at zoo aims to get the lead out

Lead poisoning has been called one of the most preventable environmental health problems. Since the 1980s, lead has been eliminated from paint, gasoline and plumbing... Read More

November 15, 2013

Lewis and Clark to kick off conservation symposium at zoo

Nikita Zimov, director of Siberia's Pleistocene Park, joins experts from the Oregon Zoo Oct. 14 for an evening of conversation about conservation, presented by the... Read More

October 10, 2013