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Zoo invites visitors to help fight extinction May 21

Sea otters, Asian elephants and California condors are three of the most iconic species at the Oregon Zoo. They are also among the most threatened. On Saturday, May 21, in observance of Endangered Species Day, the zoo will highlight some of the world's rarest creatures while raising awareness about the fight to save them.

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May 18, 2016

Zoo's Elephant Lands is named project of the year

Elephant Lands, a visionary home for Portland's beloved Asian elephant family, garnered three major honors last night — including Project of the Year — at the Daily... Read More

May 6, 2016

Oregon Zoo cooks up Sunday brunch for moms

Treat mom to a delicious brunch and shower her with kindness at the Oregon Zoo this year. The zoo's annual Mother's Day brunch, presented by KIND Healthy Snacks,... Read More

April 6, 2016

Runners hit the road to help orangutans

To help save this endangered species, which shares nearly 98 percent of its DNA with humans, the Portland chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers has... Read More

April 5, 2016

Spring, summer camps help connect kids with nature

With spring just around the corner, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention elephants, lions and... Read More

March 8, 2016

Zoo to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, Feb. 27

On Saturday, Feb. 27, Oregon Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, a day aimed at showcasing these iconic marine mammals and... Read More

February 24, 2016