News: events

Visitors will come nose-to-beak with condors at new exhibit

After more than 100 years, California condors have returned to Portland. Though native to the region, and commonly seen here during the time of Lewis and Clark, the... Read More

May 13, 2014

At 52, 'elder statesman' Packy has his cake, eats it too

Packy, the oldest male Asian elephant in North America turned 52 today, and keepers presented the six-ton senior citizen with a cake to match the occasion: a 40-... Read More

April 14, 2014

Zoo's grouchy lion dad is latest cat celeb on internet

Move over, Grumpy Cat. A new grouchy feline is taking over the Internet, and — based on his size, demeanor and species — he seems to have assumed pride of place.... Read More

March 12, 2014

African lion cubs venture out with dad for first time

He's a 500-pound mega-carnivore capable of pulling a buffalo to the ground, but Zawadi Mungu now plays a new role: cat toy.

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March 6, 2014

Tori Amos to play Oregon Zoo in July, tickets on sale Friday

Tori Amos built her résumé from relentless musical curiosity. She's been nominated for Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, German classical music honors and British... Read More

March 5, 2014