News: events

Zoo enlists visitors' help to protect endangered species

Asian elephants, African wild dogs and Sumatran orangutans are three of the most beloved animals at the Oregon Zoo. In the wild, they share a more troubling... Read More

May 14, 2014

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

Zoo announces concert lineup, tickets go on sale 4/25

Merle Haggard recently turned 77. That same day, April 6, the Academy of Country Music awarded him its Crystal Milestone Award. Garth Brooks handed him the trophy... Read More

April 18, 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

'Elephantastic' event offers sneak peek at new zoo

Elephantastic, the Oregon Zoo's annual salute to pachyderms, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 — and this year's event offers a chance to see... Read More

April 9, 2014