News: exhibit news

Citizens' oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

The Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made in 2008, when the region's voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting animal welfare and... Read More

March 21, 2014

African lion cubs venture out with dad for first time

He's a 500-pound mega-carnivore capable of pulling a buffalo to the ground, but Zawadi Mungu now plays a new role: cat toy.

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March 6, 2014

True grit: Zoo searches world for perfect 'elephant sand'

When Rose-Tu, Lily and the rest of Portland's elephant family ambled into a portion of their new digs at the Oregon Zoo this week, they were taking a big step into... Read More

February 26, 2014

Giant steps: Big milestone for zoo Elephant Lands project

Construction of the $57 million Elephant Lands, the most ambitious project in Oregon Zoo history, reached a milestone Feb. 21, as crews completed work on what's now... Read More

February 26, 2014

Zoo digs out, plans to reopen for Feb. 11 'Second Tuesday'

After a record February snowfall shuttered the Oregon Zoo over the past four days, officials say the popular destination is set to reopen in time for its monthly... Read More

February 10, 2014