News: events

Native American totem poles restored, reinstalled at zoo

Two Native American totem poles that loom tall in Oregon Zoo history will reappear on the zoo campus soon — newly refurbished, brightly painted and more striking than ever. The totem poles — one crafted by Chief Don "Lelooska" Smith and another by father-and-son artists Rex and Ray Losey — have been on the zoo campus for decades, becoming familiar visual cues for visitors over the years.

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August 28, 2014

Zoo, Walmart partner for another year of discounts

The Walmart Foundation has renewed its presenting sponsorship of the Oregon Zoo's popular Second Tuesdays program, which offers visitors a chance to see the zoo for... Read More

August 12, 2014

Zoo to show it's stripes on International Tiger Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Tiger Day July 29, focusing on the highly endangered Amur subspecies and its struggle to avoid extinction. Visitors can... Read More

July 28, 2014

New zoo stage offers better views for concert fans

Music fans will notice two big improvements on the Oregon Zoo concert lawn this year: better views of the performers onstage and some amazing pre-show looks at the... Read More

July 9, 2014

Zoolala fundraiser features eco-friendly eats, sweets

This year's Zoolala benefit, taking place July 19 at the Oregon Zoo, will showcase some the Northwest's finest food, the world's most interesting animals and a... Read More

July 7, 2014

Zoo extends hours for 'Sunset at the Zoo' festivities

Over the course of four Wednesdays this summer, the Oregon Zoo is offering visitors a little something extra: Sunset at the Zoo, free with regular zoo admission,... Read More

July 2, 2014