News: events

Performers invited to participate in ZooLights

ZooLights has become a Portland tradition, with thousands of visitors most nights. During the festival, the zoo is ablaze with the glow of more than one million... Read More

October 14, 2015

Oregon Zoo to host Otter Awareness Day, Oct. 10

Otter lovers, take note: The Oregon Zoo will host an Otter Awareness Day Saturday, Oct. 10, with activities aimed at connecting visitors with two of the most playful... Read More

October 6, 2015

Oregon Zoo to host annual conference for zoo vets

Veterinarians from zoos across the country will meet to discuss topics ranging from great ape cardiology to carnivore dentistry to avian "beakistry" as the Oregon... Read More

September 15, 2015

Local seniors invited to free day at Oregon Zoo

Local seniors can reconnect with wildlife Tuesday, Sept. 15, during Senior Safari, a free day at the Oregon Zoo for anyone 65 or older.

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September 9, 2015

Oregon Zoo breaks ground on new education center

A crowd of shovel-wielding schoolchildren joined forces with a 30-ton excavator today, as the Oregon Zoo broke ground on its next major campus improvement: a new... Read More

September 1, 2015