News: events

So a naked mole rat walks into a bar… Zoo to host comedy night

There's nothing funny about extinction, which is why the Portland chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers is hosting the Oregon Zoo's first comedy night... Read More

December 13, 2012

Zoo to ring in holidays with "Presents for Primates"

The holidays will come a little early this year for the non-human primates at the Oregon Zoo. Chimpanzees and orangutans will receive food-filled gift boxes and... Read More

December 13, 2012

Zoo celebrates polar bears' birthday Dec. 1

Oregon Zoo polar bears Conrad and Tasul may be getting on in years, but they still like a good party, keepers say. On Saturday, Dec. 1, the popular brother-and-... Read More

November 26, 2012

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