News: events

On Groundhog Day, zoo hedges its bets for an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil may hog most of the attention on Feb. 2, but Oregon Zoo traditionalists say a young hedgehog known as Velda is actually the one to watch. The spiny... Read More

January 29, 2016

5 ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Countless plants and creatures, including humans, depend on wetlands for survival. But most of us don't really know how important, or fun to explore, they are.

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January 26, 2016

Zoo hacks: 6 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo's walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights, presented by the Oregon College Savings Plan and Banfield... Read More

December 1, 2015

Zoo marks b-day of oldest male polar bear and his twin sis

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the popular brother-and-sister pair turn 31 — quite old for polar bears — and keepers will throw a birthday party at 10 a.m. that day with treats... Read More

November 25, 2015

Zoo set to illuminate holidays at annual ZooLights

A holiday tradition is back. Beginning Friday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m., more than 1.5 million brightly colored lights will illuminate the Oregon Zoo during its 27th... Read More

November 17, 2015