News: events

Zoo's Elephant Lands is named project of the year

Elephant Lands, a visionary home for Portland's beloved Asian elephant family, garnered three major honors last night — including Project of the Year — at the Daily... Read More

May 6, 2016

Runners hit the road to help orangutans

To help save this endangered species, which shares nearly 98 percent of its DNA with humans, the Portland chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers has... Read More

April 5, 2016

Zoo to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, Feb. 27

On Saturday, Feb. 27, Oregon Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, a day aimed at showcasing these iconic marine mammals and... Read More

February 24, 2016

Hedgehog calls for an early spring; local crocuses put on alert

Sure, Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for an early spring, but more importantly for local residents, so is Velda, the Oregon Zoo's African pygmy hedgehog. Velda did... Read More

February 2, 2016

Elephantastic offers look at zoo's new stomping grounds

Elephantastic, the Oregon Zoo's annual celebration of pachyderms, takes place Feb. 13-15 — and this year's event offers visitors a rare behind-the-scenes look at the... Read More

January 30, 2016