News: events

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

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to Halloween festivities

Some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, during the Oregon Zoo's annual Squishing of the... Read More

October 25, 2013

Off the hook fun: Get out and about with salmon, trout

The salmon's annual return from the ocean might be the most iconic wildlife spectacle in the region. And at Metro's Oxbow Regional Park this weekend, during the... Read More

October 18, 2013

Lewis and Clark to kick off conservation symposium at zoo

Nikita Zimov, director of Siberia's Pleistocene Park, joins experts from the Oregon Zoo Oct. 14 for an evening of conversation about conservation, presented by the... Read More

October 10, 2013