News: events

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

Punxsutawney Phil may hog most of the attention on Groundhog Day, but Oregon Zoo traditionalists say Mayzie the hedgehog is the one to watch. The spiny little... Read More

January 31, 2014

Winter nature programs explore 'Portland's wilderness'

Looking for a winter getaway? How about hiking around an ancient lava dome or taking a road trip to scope out birds of prey? A series of programs led by naturalists... Read More

January 24, 2014

Willy? Ziggy? Trask? Zoo's new river otter needs name

Tilly's baby needs a name. Oregon Zoo keepers are asking the community to help them choose a name for the month-old river otter.

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December 12, 2013

An awww-inspiring year: Lily the elephant turns 1

She was born big — with an outsize personality to match — and she's had a big impact on the Oregon Zoo's world famous Asian elephant herd and zoo visitors alike.... Read More

November 29, 2013

Zoo to illuminate holidays with 1.5 million colorful lights

The Oregon Zoo invites visitors to brighten their holiday nights at ZooLights, where sparkling lights and brilliant hues transform the zoo into a winter wonderland.... Read More

November 12, 2013