News: events

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

ZooLights gets greener - and more colorful too

Since 2000, the Oregon Zoo has been upgrading its spectacular holiday light display with an eye to the future — gradually switching from conventional incandescent... Read More

December 10, 2013

Bright lights, big savings: 2-for-1 deals for ZooLights

The Oregon Zoo is looking to make people's holidays a lot brighter without making their wallets a lot lighter.

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December 3, 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