News: events

Zoo to host Orangutan Awareness Week Nov. 11-17

The Oregon Zoo will mark Orangutan Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17, showcasing the highly endangered apes and their struggle to avoid extinction. Daily keeper talks and... Read More

November 8, 2012

Oregon Zoo turns 124, gears up for 'quasquicentennial'

The Oregon Zoo turns 124 years old today, and staff members are already planning celebratory events for the months leading up to next year’s 125th anniversary.... Read More

November 7, 2012

Trick or meat: zoo tigers celebrate Halloween birthday

Amur tigers Mikhail and Nicole turn 14 this week at the Oregon Zoo, and keepers plan to treat the brother-and-sister pair to a Halloween-themed birthday bounty: a... Read More

October 29, 2012

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to 'Howloween'

Visitors can see some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, during the Oregon Zoo's annual... Read More

October 24, 2012

Oregon Zoo mobilizes as Rose-Tu pregnancy enters month 20

She's about 84 weeks pregnant, but Rose-Tu is still hitting the gym as hard as ever. Her daily workout routine includes wall climb, leg kicks, abdominal lifts, sand... Read More

October 5, 2012