News: events

Trick or meat: zoo tiger celebrates Halloween birthday

The Oregon Zoo's aging Amur tiger Mikhail turns 16 this Friday, and keepers plan to treat the big cat to a Halloween-themed birthday bounty: black and orange crepe paper, a cardboard "pumpkin patch," assorted party favors and, of course, lots of pumpkins — some carved into jack-o'-lanterns and stuffed with delicious carnivore snacks. Mik — looking appropriate for the season in his customary orange and black stripes — will receive his goodies at 10:31 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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October 28, 2014

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 25-26, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

October 22, 2014

Two Native American totem poles restored, reinstalled at zoo

Two Native American totem poles that loom tall in Oregon Zoo history have reappeared on the zoo campus — newly refurbished, brightly painted and more striking than... Read More

October 16, 2014

So two condors and a lion walk into a bar… Zoo to host comedy night

Cackling geese, laughing hyenas and hard-to-amuse humans all stand to benefit from the Oregon Zoo's second annual comedy night Saturday, Nov. 1., featuring comedians... Read More

October 1, 2014

Regence presents Community Free Day at Oregon Zoo, Oct. 4

Community members can enjoy a free day at the Oregon Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 4, presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.

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September 29, 2014

Talk highlights plight of Bornean elephants, orangutans

Malaysian Borneo boasts one of the world's greatest assemblages of wildlife, including orangutans, Borneo pygmy elephants, sun bears, clouded leopards and Sumatran... Read More

September 24, 2014